There is a noble feeling in settling goals and intentions
There is a noble feeling in settling goals and intentions; yet, there is a sense of failing when we realise that a few months into the year, we are part of the 52% that have to sheepishly admit that we are not on track or have even forgotten all about our intentions and goals. How do you stay on track? When I finished my first London Marathon in 1999, the back of the medal read: “it is not about the target, it is about the journey”. It made me think…Had I enjoyed the journey? To be honest, I had not for most of the race. I was so focused on getting to the end, that only when I rounded the bend at Buckingham Palace, did I feel a sense of accomplishment. Those last 100 metres were my only celebration. The rest of the 42 km, I wasn’t really enjoying myself the way I could have if I had put my mind to it.At the start, I was concerned about the enormity of the event; the amount of people, my shoes, could I really run THIS far???
I sprained my ankle in the first 10k as it was so busy that someone stepped on it and I spent some time cursing that person and avoiding the trampling feet.
the cobblestones just as I hit the wall around 30k in and my feet were hurting already.I did have glimpses of awe; the amount of people that cheered (they even knew my name…oh wait, my name is printed on my bib number ). The many bands along the way, the enormity of the throngs running beneath the Cutty Sark; Tower Bridge. The words on the back of that medal stayed with me. I have since made a point of enjoying all the journeys. And that is the same for the journey in life; the journey in business; in parenting; health; in short: in everything I do. Are you enjoying the journey? Join a small group of committed people who want to reach their phenomenal targets, dreams and goals while enjoying the journey. Until the 20th February at 20.20 CET time, my 6 month program is available at 20% off.