February 4, 2013

Get After It!

Pursuit of your dreams requires consistent, focused effort! Every day that you don’t is another day that you haven’t. Every day that you haven’t interrupts progress.


My dream and my mission is the 100PedalsRide – a 4500 mile, 100 day, 14 city bike ride where I will be speaking to young adults across the country about the opportunities to make powerful choices in their lives.

Even though I got hit by a car in December, while riding by bike, I will not let this incident interrupt my plans. Despite a totaled bicycle and a broken wrist, I am still training and still working the dream.

Adversity is what life throws at you. The intensity of your commitment through any adversity is what defines the outcomes of your dreams. You have to keep moving. When you stop, you concede all momentum and progress.

Chasing a dream requires that we stay on task and do something every single day in pursuit of that outcome. It doesn’t require hours of activity every day; but, it requires a focused commitment to the outcome.

Nothing is more boring, mind or butt numbing than sixty to ninety minutes on a trainer on the back porch every day. This week I will go past 700 miles on that trainer. After that, I do something else — planning, recruiting, fund raising, etc — to keep the 100PedalsRide moving.

This is my dream. This is my commitment. And, this is my challenge. If I submit to adversities of time, health, inspiration, or other perceived priorities, I am interrupting the progress of my dream. My focus and my commitment are so clear that I simply will not allow that to happen.

When you take that challenge remember — get after it every day and stay after it every day and you will get there!!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.