There is a horse sculpture that I go by on many of my runs. At first, this sculpture didn't mean much to me other than a pretty centerpiece in my town. However, the more I run by it, the more it inspires me. To me, a horse represents endurance, something which is an integral part of running. Running past these horses reminds me not to settle. It reminds me to keep pushing, to keep enduring...not just with running, but with all aspects of my life.
The minute we settle, we stop living. I know, I've done it before. At first, it's easy. You make all kinds of excuses as to why you can't achieve what you set out to do. But, as time passes, the comfort you took from those excuses begins to eat at you. You start to identify less with the person you have become.
Thankfully, you can change it. Accept the challenge. Fight for what you are passionate about. It won't be easy, but keep enduring. Don't settle. Soon you will achieve what you were certain was impossible. And that is the best feeling of all.