Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So You've Decided to Commit

So you took the survey that was in the last post and decided that you need to totally commit to your running and racing.
The following are a few thoughts on what you need to do next.
You can begin by either wrting down or telling yourself daily that this is something you truly want to do. It's funny how getting caught up in "worldly" affairs can cause us to forget or view our athletic dreams as being frivolous.One day you have these dreams,the next they are forgotten and you are focused totally on all things monetary.Remind yourself daily as to what you really want.
Now,recognize the fact that you are in control of what you do and what you want irregardless of what others think.Obviously this is not a license to be selfish but think about it, we're talking about a committment that takes how many hours a week, 6, maybe 10 hours at most? There are 168 hours in a week. As a sports psychologist once wrote, "determining your own path with a minimum of outside influence increases your level of investment."
This seems like a given but now is the time to set short amd long term goals. I'm always surprised to find that many athletes don't do this. Obviously these goals,especially the short term ones, need to be changed periodically.Setting goals is an essential part of the committing process.
Begin today to live the life you love.

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