“Why not?”

That one question – posed to our CEO Jitka Borowick by her chiropractor – was enough to convince her to train for a 5K after years of being told she was physically unable to run one.

With the help of personal trainer Annie Gibbons, our CEO proved she could, completing the Andrea Holden Thanksgiving Race in November 2010. The next year, she ran the race again, this time finishing first in her age group.

She has continued to run the race every November, doing so to raise funds for WE CAN, a nonprofit that works to empower women on Cape Cod. Running the race is a reminder for our CEO that she can accomplish things she once thought were impossible.

Earlier this month, Jitka shared her story of perseverance at the Cape Cod Women’s Association meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Hyannis. Her inspiring message was clear – we all have the ability to achieve goals we may think are impossible.

Now it’s our turn at Cleangreen to challenge you. What goal do you want to achieve this week, this month, or this year? Why not try to achieve it? Why not?

If you’re looking for even more inspiration, watch Jitka’s speech below.