Today I had a conversation with a friend.. I am going to call my friend Bob!
Bob recently was trying to achieve a goal which was important to him, today when we spoke he was feeling pretty down. I tried to reassure him that everything mostly happens for a reason.. and that this was only a minor setback on the grand scheme of things.. His reply was.. ” Thats ok you saying that.. you are a success and achieve everything you want.. how do you do that?”
My answer is as follows..
I said number 1… I don’t always succeed in my goals, may they be big or small! But what does drive me on, time after time is my will to win… but more importantly I am not afraid to fail!
I said.. Every time I go to a TT line and fall just short of a small but important goal..I don’t never come back.. I just keep trying!
I mentioned the 6 times I have being to Kona.. In my mind I have only ever had one half decent race there… what do I do.. Not go back! Nope I keep on trying to achieve that goal..
I set myself mini goals each day, even though small, they are just as important
as the big ones I have..a lot of the time I fail… but I still get up the next morning and try again… And I will keep getting up and trying until I do eventually succeed!
I told him everyone only ever see’s the wins..The success ! Nobody realises that I have failed a lot more times than I can count.. And the only reason people see my success is I don’t except failure as the final destination!
The conversation ended.. by me saying ” Were are you going?” Reply was ” You’re right.. as he swung his leg over his bike..with a positive smile on his face..
I know at the minute there are lots of people out there, all with different goals.. Some want to finish a 5k… Some want to go as mad as an Ironman.. Some are not even sports related at all….. The best advice I can give is.. Do not be afraid to fail… Because when that great reward does come.. You to will have that smile on your face!