Every four years, my training and motivation get an extra boost. The Summer Olympics make me want to vault, jump, throw and aim for the stars. I even like the commercials about the athletes that show them working toward their goals. Seeing other people push themselves makes me want to prove myself and reminds me that other people are achieving their goals, so why not me too?
In one of the commercials airing now, we hear athletes talking about what they’ve had to do and what they’ve given up: I haven’t had dessert in two years, I haven’t read the latest bestseller, etc.
A lot of us set goals for ourselves. Think of the countless New Year’s Resolutions made every year. But ACHIEVING them is a whole other ball of yarn. Reaching goals often requires following a long, tangled road, and sometimes we quit before we get there.
Do you set goals? Does your reach exceed your grasp?
And if you do set goals, what are you willing to do to get there? What are you willing to give up to get there?
Ready? Set? Gooooooooo!