Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer Goal Update 2

If at first you don't succeed, try again, and again, and once more. Yep, that's what I'm going to do. I set a goal to run 100 miles by the end of August. It can be argued that I failed miserably. Seriously, from the looks of it I wonder if I even tried?! Oh well, I'm lacing up the running shoes and striving to accomplish the goal again through the end of September. Even though I didn't come close to my goal, I did better than the sidebar reflects. Somewhere along the way I stopped updating my tracking sheet, thinking to myself "I'll remember how many miles I ran and update it later." Yeah, NOT! So here I go once again, 75 miles to run by September 30th. Can I do it, yes; will I do it, hmm, we'll see. Here is the infamous crossroad that often eludes many, the intersection of desire and discipline. We often have desires for a preferred end but lack the discipline or stamina to see it through. The way I see it, desire is the vehicle and discipline is the gasoline, you can only run on fumes for so long. Someone once told me to never let my car get below 1/4 of a tank of gas because garbage can get into your fuel line which will eventually cause your car to run badly. The same is true with our goals, when we become less and less disciplined, "garbage" begins to fill the gap and before you know it, we're off course and heading towards a different destination - the repair shop to get retooled and refocused, if possible. Now that I'm refocused, let's see if I can keep the tank at or close to full.


Money Funk said...

What a great post! And yes, my DH tells me all the time not to drive with gas under 1/4 of a tank.

you had a lot going on last month. Your priorities just were not on running.

I know you will run that 75 miles. Why do i know? Because it will give you that great clarity to understand how you are going to Earn More in September! LOL. :D

There is a lot of truth to your post. I like it.

Janie Out of Debt said...

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Best wishes,


hustler said...

At first I thought you meant 100 miles at one time! I never thought about how many miles I walk (cause I don't run!) in one month. You've motivated me to keep track! And I like your analagy with the car. That's so relevant.

Money Funk said...

I don't see that bar moving up! ;) Have a great long weekend.