Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Goals? You Want Goals? I've Got Your Goals Right Here!!!

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.--Confucius

I speak about goals all of the time. I talk about how to set them. I talk about actually setting goals. I speak about the execution behind goal setting. A person once said to me that I am always trying to teach. Initially I was annoyed and then I realized that this person was right. Albert Einstein once said that, "if you can't explain something simply then you don't understand it well enough." There is another old adage that goes one learns best by teaching. By constantly teaching what I know, and hearing myself speak about topics, I learn more about it. 

Ideally I want to become what the Japanese would call shokunin or what Germans call a meister. To do the same thing over and over again and trying little by little to get better every day. So yes, I constantly teach about goals and I've gotten better at setting my own. Because of it. Now that I know how to set and execute them; here they are.

I will run 12 marathons in 12 months in 2016 and the goal is to run them all under 4 hours.

Before 2016, I want to PR the 10k at 48:00. I know, that's not fast but it's faster than I've ever been.

I want to qualify for Boston on 2017 to run it in 2018. 3:15 is the time I need.

I will complete my first Ultra Marathon in 2017 to Qualify for Eastern States in 2018 to qualify for the lottery for Western States in 2019. Ideally I will get in by 2021... I'll be 45.

Here it is. Now you know it. I must accomplish it.

What are some of your goals?

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