Thanks to you, the readers, from this author.
First, I want to thank all of you who:
A) Sent me positive feedback on my piece on Ironman.com during Ironman Championship week in Kona, "What's in a Wristband?" I very much agree that it captures the feeling, the wonder, the absolute joy you experience as you exit the King Kam Hotel, or any IM race registration really, with this new jewelry on your wrist. (www.ironman.com search wrist band)
B) read my From the Pier posts on Ironman.com during Hawaii Ironman week. I've received a good deal of positive feedback from that and hope to be privileged to contribute further to Ironman.com in 2013.
C) followed me on Twitter. To go from nowhere, zero followers, to over 700 followers in just a couple months makes me want to redouble my efforts.
D) took the time out of your busy lives to read this blog. I'm at almost 12,000 hits per month and growing steadily thanks to you. Who says a blog can't be fun?
|Ironman support from your kids. Can anything be better? Nope.|
Below is a piece by motivational speaker Jim Rohn. It's particularly well suited to the triathlete as he/she is planning the upcoming year.
What goals did you set at the start of this year? Have you accomplished them? Personal development legend Jim Rohn says it's ok if you haven't yet achieved your goals. The more important question to ask is if you've started.
“The real value in setting goals is not in their achievement. The acquisition of the things you want is strictly secondary. The major reason for setting goals is to compel you to become the person it takes to achieve them,” Rohn says. Say you want to be a millionaire. The greatest value to becoming one is actually not the million dollars. (Seriously!) “The greatest value is in the skills, knowledge, discipline and leadership qualities you’ll develop in reaching that elevated status,” Rohn says.
"Answer this question: What kind of person will you have to become to get all you want?
Write down the kinds of skills you’ll need to develop and the knowledge you’ll need to gain. Your answers might give you some new goals for your personal development. Work on your goals. Your ability will grow to match your dreams. This is the magic of goal setting. The more you work on your goals, the more new opportunities will present themselves to you,” Rohn says.
You can make big changes in your life. “You can make startling changes you can’t even conceive of right now, if you just give yourself half a chance.”
Sounds good doesn't it?
I think as triathletes, this is what we do as we prepare for the upcoming season.
Here's wishing you racing and training success, hopefully smart and injury free, in 2013.
|Hope you never see the inside of this tent in 2013|