Wednesday Word: Rewarding

This week I am joining my dear friend, Deb Runs, for her Wednesday Word.  Each week Deb chooses a word and invites her fellow bloggers to join her in a link up.

This week the word is REWARDING.

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What I have found is that the things I find the most difficult are the most rewarding.

Changing Jobs.

Having a baby.

Training for a race – any race – for the first time.

Conquering a fear.

It is those things that require me to step out of my comfort zone into something new that have the highest intrinsic reward.  My mom always used to say, fake it until you make it.  And that’s what happens when we don’t know what to do – we fake that we do until we are there.  The things that come easy, the things we take for granted, are not nearly as rewarding as those we have cried and pushed and worked for.  That’s why running is so powerful for so many of us, because we have to push ourselves so hard to get there.

Every time I want to try something new I have to keep repeating – PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.  I am not going to be a marathoner on training day 1.  I am not going to know how to sew simply by attending one class and ordering all the supplies. And I am not going to know how to be a mom the second the doctor places the baby in my arms.  For me, all things take an element of work.  I have to get my hands dirty.  I have to work for it.

But EVERY time – it’s worth it.

Every. Damn. Time.

16 thoughts on “Wednesday Word: Rewarding”

      1. We do! And life has become so automatic. I love the idea of working hard and relishing the finish line – real or in my head!

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  1. If you think about it… so many of us have done so many challenging and difficult things. Maybe we should take a minute and soak that in: we did a hard thing and came out the other side a stronger and wiser version of ourselves. Taking the time to cherish that feeling is so important! I agree with you – – fighting through those things is incredibly rewarding.

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  2. How in the world did I NOT know you started a blog! Yey! Welcome to the community! Can’t wait to read it!

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