You can run, but you can’t hide.

You can run, but you can’t hide.

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Every Single Day

You know the old saying, but it digs deep when you learn what you’re truly hiding from.

You can run, but you can’t hide from:

  • Your dreams,
  • Your passion,
  • Yourself.

Just to play fair, here are things you can easily run and hide from:

  • What others want (and/or expect) from you,
  • Peer pressure,
  • Sticking to a diet (or a plan or regimen etc.),
  • Most everything else.

This is a part of the Every Single Day series, building chapters towards the book coming out April 1, 2017. In each chapter, we explore an element of the philosophy and dig deeper into examples from real-world people who live–and thrive–by doing it Every Single Day.

You can run. You can hide. But you can’t run and hide.

Everything else you can outrun or outlast or outfox or out-something. But you can’t outrun yourself. You can’t hide from who you truly are. The solution? Let’s cut to the chase:

Give In.

Stop all the running and hiding. Stop playing games. The torture, the torment, the challenges, the decisions, the back and forth. Give in (but don’t give up) and allow, even if just for a second, that real dream to seep through.

It may be that you are the only one who knows what this is. That you’re the only one who knows it exists within you. In fact, it’s quite probable. On the one hand, that makes things a little easier because if no one is expecting anything from you because they don’t know about it, you’d think that it would make it easier to hide.

But it’s like putting masking tape over the oil light in the car. You’re just applying a Band-Aid solution. You’re hiding from the real issue, you’re masking over (ha ha, little Christmas craft tools joke–keep it light, right!?) the deeper drive at hand.

So give in, live a little. You don’t have to tell anyone what you’re doing (at least not yet). Just that you know that you’ve opened the can of worms, that you’ve cracked open the dam to just let a trickle through. Just a smidgen. It will be scary, relieving and magnificent all at the same time.

  • Possible: run
  • Impossible: hide
  • Repossible: give in
You can run, but you can't hide.

You can run, but you can’t hide.

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About the Author:

Bradley Charbonneau was sitting with his 8-year old reading a bad children's book when he said to his son, "We can do better than this ... and you're going to help me." Then they did it. He hasn't stopped since.


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