Progress NOT perfection

Progress NOT perfection

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Saturday Outside Training for Tri Fitness World Challenge (June 2-3, 2017)

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As Carl Lewis once said, "It's all about the JOURNEY, not the outcome."

As I approach the final three weeks of competition training, I realize an important principle of goal setting. It's about PROGRESS, not perfection. Goals improve performance; Goals improve the quality of practices. While you may have high expectations and struggle with self-doubt (as I do!)  GOALS can also increase the motivation to achieve.

I once read that a GOAL is a dream with a time line. Every goal needs a target date for completion. Well, my target goal is June 2-3  (approx. three weeks). This year, while training I  have battled a left knee and right archilles injury, extreme fatigue and a crippling upper respiratory infection. These challenges have worried me and rocked my can-do action plan for the contest. Two of our greatest fears are: fear of being out of control and the fear of the unknown.  Each week, I attained small goals (finished fitness routine, bench press 50 reps @ 80#, and next week I will attempt box jumps)..all the while getting better, feeling stronger and feeling empowered (finally)!

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From Timeless Work to Wonder

From Timeless Work to Wonder

Can you relate? Is there something, some goal, some plan for 2017 in your life that you want ... How bad do you want it?