Most us have strengths within us that we are not aware exists. Our comfortable daily routines are self sustaining. They impair our ability to implement the changes that are necessary to develop new strengths. It is not until we experience adversity and hardship that new potentials become evident. When challenged by necessity, changes can occur that allow these inner strengths to emerge. It is discouraging that extreme duress is needed to initiate change and progress, but that is often the necessary motivation.
I would have never have left my practice for 2 months to pedal across country in normal circumstances. I would have stayed in my everyday routine. I had to lose one of the things that is most precious to me to examine my inner core. Wouldn't it be nice if we could motivate ourselves to find our potentials without such adversity? That we wouldn't have to experience extreme damage to find strength?
Today we has a nice 71 mile pedal from Wickenburg to Phoenix. The weather was fine and the desert was absolutey superb.