It’s 5:30 am and I’m walking from my car through a parking lot, down an embankment and onto a high school track. And it’s dark. Not like kind of dark, with a few lights sprinkled here and there. But really dark, like you can barely decipher five feet in front of you and you’re merely hoping not to fall.
It’s 5:40 am and I’m through my warm up. I’ve also noticed that somehow, without any lights turned on or sunlight yet, I can see everything much better.
It’s 5:50 am and I’ve ran the first couple intervals. Looking around myself now, still without sunlight, I can see across the entire field and recognize anyone else on the running track with me.
You put yourself in situations where you feel completely blind (literally and figuratively). However, somehow you adapt and thrive.
Then the next time … the next morning or situation … you encounter “darkness”, you internally know that you’ll move forward and crush it – never allowing that blind feeling to stop your progress again.