Goals Aren’t the Point
We’ve always been told that success is about having a goal and reaching it.
But here’s the deal about goals.
It’s good to have them. And it’s good to pursue them. But merely reaching the goal isn’t really the point.
It’s really about the journey.
It’s the steps we take along the way that matter in the long term. We’ve gotta enjoy the process along the way in order to make lasting change.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you want to do a triathlon in 8 weeks. You start training over an hour a day as fast and hard as you can.
After 2 weeks you are so sore you can barely move.
The alarm goes off to train again and you hit snooze and then spend a week recovering from over training.
Then you realize you have pushed so hard you are injured and are not even sure you can do the race you registered for.
You feel miserable.
The whole idea of racing makes you feel sick.
You manage to stick with it and cross the finish line, with braces over both knees and a sore shoulder but after the photos are taken, will it have been worth all the torture?
What if, instead, you set the same goal but decided to follow a reasonable plan that would encourage happy, healthy progressive training and appropriate eating habits?
You are able to fit the training into your life and you have more energy and end up losing 10 lbs. as a complete side effect of the plan.
The race gets cancelled but there is another one a few weeks later, and you know you will be even more ready for your ultimate race results.
Could you be happy with that?
Of course! In fact, you would have enjoyed your daily life more, including the establishment of those good habits. You’d have been a better mom, dad, lover, employee and still get to that same goal eventually.
All because most importantly, you’d love your new habits and feel encouraged to continue doing them.
Change is good! Embrace the process in a truly positive way.
If you need some help with this, let me know.
We happen to have a brand new program that is designed with the above in mind! Beginner to advanced athletes welcome.
Call/text me at 786-586-6057 today or better yet, click this link: http://www.scheduleyou.in/5ZIsVaU to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session. This is a complimentary 30 minute session to ask me anything about this new program and what it can do for you right NOW!
Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.