Running.

We run from things that scare us, it’s instinctual. It’s supposed to act as a sort of survival function since the beginning of time, right? But what if this function also serves to prevent us from reaching our goals in life. There are always going to be obstacles in the way, big and small. Think of them as hurdles if you will. Hurdles that we have to jump in order to get to the finish line. Some of these hurdles cannot be overcome with just a jump. They are bigger than that, bigger than us, and it takes so much more effort. When confronted by such things, we can find ourselves turning away and running.

Our initial instinct should not be to run. Life should be about chasing. Chasing our dreams, chasing our goals, chasing anything and everything we want to achieve in life. I don’t want to look back one day with regret. I don’t want to wish I had done more, worked harder, to make it to where I dream to be. I don’t want to be in a place where I can say “I couldn’t make it happen”.

Running is not a solution to the hardships of life. We try to make excuses for running, but the truth is there is no real excuse. You can’t run from life. It will always run after you.

Daily Prompt – Dash

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