ONE SINGLE STEP

In Blog, Hustle Podcastby Eric Byrnes

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” 

– LAO TZU 

Before we took off for the Triathlon Across America, I remember approaching the 3rd street bridge above McCovey Cove in San Francisco and thinking about the insurmountable journey ahead… 

The 7-mile swim, 2,400 plus mile bike and over 900 mile run was the gigantic elephant in the room leading up to the event, but this f*cker was now on my back and I had no choice but to give him a piggyback ride across the country… 

I kissed the family, hopped over the rail of the bridge, stood out on the ledge, then took one single step… 

For anyone, the adventure of life that lies ahead of us can seem overwhelming when we try to look at the big picture… 

Yet, just like the Triathlon, life begins each day with a single step… 

That’s IT. 

The mantra that we kept going back to last summer was “One foot in front of the other…” 

Of course it’s important to begin with a grand vision in mind and the concept of following a big picture road map is a novel one…

But if there is one thing that last summers trek taught me, it is that so long as we have the ability to take a single leap of faith and we are willing to adapt and adjust our route, we will keep moving FORWARD every f*cking day. 

And it all begins with ONE SINGLE STEP.

-EB 

 

P.S. If you are located near the Nashville area (or know someone who is), click here for details on the Let Them Play Tri Across America documentary screening this Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm!

… Or if you’ve just been looking for a reason to visit the Music City, we would love to have you join us at the Belcourt Theatre. 🤠

Click here to check out the Facebook Event to RSVP and reserve your tickets. 👊