- On October 7, 2016
Happy Friday! Derek, #MME2017 Producer, here. In the late aughts – I made up my mind that I wanted to run for a title but I didn’t think I was ready, so I waited. When I was sashed #MME2012 I still didn’t know if I was entirely ready, but boy was I glad I ran. As I listened to people who came before me, I was told this would be a journey, an adventure, the best experience of my life, and life changing. I didn’t know what that meant exactly. As I speak to those who came after me, they reflect on the same memory…they didn’t know that a run for a title could be/do all those things. But it was different for all of us. In the end, nearly everyone I talk to about being a title holder is happy they had the experience. Most form friendships that will stand the test of time.
Some people have used a title year to grow themselves, others have used it to grow their community, and others, well, they may just want to say they got to walk across the IML stage. The reason to run for a title is different for everyone. What’s yours?
If you have thought about running for a title, know this: There is never a perfect time to run. If you wait for a perfect set of circumstances, a perfect time, a perfect look, a perfect whatever…the time to run will never arrive because reaching a dream, takes the courage to make the leap.
If you run and win there will be people to support you, guide you, and root for you. You will find your own path and have the opportunity to shape your year. Just as others have.
Make the leap. Run for #MME2017. Submit your application today.