Hope you’re already on your way to a great week. Let’s just have a quick time out for a shot of Monday motivation.
Over the weekend, I was away with my crew from Oxygen Health & Fitness for the world’s largest fun run, the City2Surf. We take away a group every year, but I’ve gotta say, this year’s group was the biggest and the most consistent in terms of the 9 weeks of preparation we did leading up to it.
We had a number of veterans who have done this event before but what was extra exciting this year were the rookies we had with us participating in their frst event.
About 3 months ago, I had a number of these rookies tell me things like“I’m not a runner”, “I don’t do running”, “I could never do that”. It happens every year. City2surf is one of the most common long term goals I’ve encountered from my 14 years as a Kiama fitness professional. Clients talk about doing it “one day”.
Well there’s no time like the present.
We had a couple of people who had never run more than a kilometre when training started 9 weeks ago! But they just pushed themselves a little bit further each week. And a little bit further the next week. Then yesterday, the full 14km with 85,000 other people and a gorgeous Winter’s day of sunshine.
Now it doesn’t matter if you’re into running or not, that’s not the point of this story.
It’s about having the guts to try something out of your comfort zone.
It’s about writing down a goal, setting about the work required to get there and then sticking to the task.
Goal setting is vital skill we teach people that can carry you through life.
Sure it might start off as something you use for fitness related goals but the confidence you gain from setting and achieving these things can easily be transferred over to business, career and personal relationships. It’s amazing how many people I meet who have never really set goals for themselves. The great thing is though, it doesn’t matter what age you are it’s never too late to get started.
“You control your future, your destiny.
What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper,
you set in motion the process
of becoming the person you most want to be.
Put your future in good hands – your own.”
Mark Victor Hansen (1948) Motivational author and speaker
If you’d like to discuss your goals and get a clear path forward click here for a free consultation next Monday 715am