The Iron Cowboy
My Husband and I had the opportunity to hear one of the best motivational speeches I have ever heard. The Iron Cowboy. If you haven’t heard of him by now you are missing out. James Lawrence, a.k.a. the Iron Cowboy, completed 50 triathlons, in 50 days , in 50 states. One of which he pulled, towed, and pushed Dayton, who has cerebral palsy, through the whole triathlon. An absolutely remarkable feet, and accomplishment ( Did I mention he has a wife and 5 kids too). Listening to him talk about his experience, trials, and stories was amazing. He said one of the hardest things is not to listen to the people who say you can’t do it. Turn down the volume on all the negativity. Focus on the positive and uplifting things that drive you forward. That really spoke to me. In our lives, we all have goals and dreams that we are working toward. There will always be people who say you can’t do something. There will be people who put you down, tell lies, and try to break your confidence. What better advice than to block that out and focus on the good. Focus on why you have that goal and what drives you forward.
James wanted to prove to himself and children that you set a goal,and you go achieve it. Something bigger than yourself. There will be a million people tell you why you cant do something. Every time that happened; he had a solution of how it would work. There should never be a plan B. Just a variation to your original goal that lets you accomplish what you set out to do. Plan B is an excuse to give up. Make what you want to achieve the only option.
The Iron Cowboy was an incredible way to start the new year. My family has some big goals this year. We have had some tough moments lately. I was so inspired by his journey and accomplishments. It has given me a new found boost and outlook for my family and personal goals this year.
I know this wasn’t a home decor post but some things are too good not to share. 🙂