I think a lot of us do.
I had a goal …. of running a marathon in a certain time, and I did not accomplish it. I think a lot of us set goals for ourselves – maybe they are fitness goals. Maybe they are nutrition related. Maybe they are health or even work related. It is easy to lose track of our goals and put them in the back of the closet and lose hope. The pandemic made losing track of our goals a lot more of a reality than we could have ever imagined. And this is okay.
I have a story about what happens when you commit to a goal and despite pandemics, adversity, and many other challenges, we can all do these things we want for ourselves.
In 2019, I traveled to Sacramento with my running team to race the California International Marathon. I had an ambitious goal and I was well-prepared, but things did not go as I had hoped. I finished the race much slower than I planned. The vision I had of triumphantly crossing the finish line with arms in the air did not happen. In reality, I stumbled across the finish line, disappointed, defeated, and full of self-doubt. As a matter of fact, I questioned whether I wanted to even try again.
I did want to try again. I regrouped, refocused, and recommitted. I made great plans for 2020 and made modifications in my training and lifestyle to fully commit to my goal. And then COVID came along, and like so many things, my marathon victory was in question once again.
I am lucky. I have great people all around me. I have running teammates who keep me accountable and focused. I have clients who require me to stay on course and be a role model. I have a family that supports my endeavors and admires the commitment to my sport and health. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to conquer this goal. I did it!! And I can tell you, it was WORTH IT!
Do you have teammates to keep you on track?
Do you have a coach who works with you to write plans and mentor you through your training?
Do you have goals you are ready to tackle?
What do you need to get going?
Now is the time to unpack your goals and commit to achieving them. If the mindset is right, if you are committed, and if you have strong leadership from a coach or mentor – anything is possible. Show some grit. Dig in. Make it happen.
Please visit Dynamic Coaching For Health for information on how I can help you accomplish your goals.