Post shared with permission by Cortney Tourmayan. Originally posted on Courtney’s Facebook page.
“I’m often asked why I push myself so hard. Why I go all out putting on recitals, plays, making costumes and props…
But it’s more than just raising the bar.
It’s exhausting to take a shower. It’s painful to walk through the grocery store. I get winded by just walking out to the mailbox. Cooking is a tedious task that takes up a lot of energy. Pulling laundry out of the washing machine feels like an intense workouts.
If it’s worth waking up in the morning, and getting it done, then why not do it SO WELL you’ll be proud of it. If it’s worth doing at all, it’s worth doing it right. Why waste valuable energy on something, if you’re not going to step back and feel accomplished??
For me, it all or nothing.