Create a Legacy

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader. – Dolly Parton

Can I get an ‘amen?!” Seriously, if I can’t convince just one person to chase a crazy DREAM, to TRY something new, to find SELF CONFIDENCE, then all of my accomplishments are in vain. Next time you are at the gym, at a race, or running at your local park, make a conscious effort to think words of encouragement to those around you until you get into that HABIT of uplifting others. It seriously takes zero effort to be kind.  

At my sprint tri last weekend, a girl racked near me wearing a kit from a large, local tri group was joking to her friend about how rude she is on the race course. When another athlete nearby asked the race official a “newbie” question, this girl said to her friend that if she had been asked, she would have given her the wrong answer because she is “THAT athlete.” It made me SO sad to hear that, and it’s still bothering me. I hope that each of us can find every opportunity to encourage those around us, whether it’s by offering a helpful tip, a smile, or randomly shouting “YOU’RE AWESOME” in their direction. I would so much rather be the reason a person finds greatness within themselves versus being the person that makes them feel they are too weak, too scared, too untalented to even TRY. A generation of empowered and confident women is so much more rewarding and lasting than your own accomplishments and dusty trophies on the shelf. Life isn’t a competition, let’s all help each other get there. #bethechange #bekind #beanENCOURAGER #mytribe 


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