How’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? Yup, me too.
Personally, I think the New Year should begin AFTER the Super Bowl, right? Well, we want to give you an opportunity to get back on the horse and revisit those goals and aspirations you had set for yourself after eating a plate of nachos and crushing a margarita, or two, or many.
For this race director, every goal I have starts with these two:)
We’ve done a lot of reflection here at DelMoSports and we believe the #1 reason WHY normal goal setting don’t necessarily work is because athletes don’t know the proper procedure in creating these goals. You’ll never guess who has the best goal setting advice…FARMERS. Yup, the peeps that supply our food have it all figured out. So before re-setting your triathlon, or life goals for that matter, ask yourself these three magical questions:
- Do I want to make money, or is this purely for pleasure? This is for the athlete (usually young) who thinks they are good enough to go to the next level. Ask yourself this question before stepping into the light. Once you have done that, ask yourself if you’re willing to pay the price. THEN, and only then, can you begin the journey.
- What are my priorities as far as quality of life? This should actually be #1, but I wanted to shut down all of the delusional Type A’s first. DelMoSports loves it’s triathletes. HOWEVER, we love all of you who love the after party more. Seriously, life is too short to be stressing over power numbers. I’m not saying this isn’t important, but to STRESS over them is just plain wrong. Make a plan, do the work, results will come. Everything after that is a gift.
- What is my overarching life philosophy? Wow…we’re going deep here. Spend some time now to think about the “big picture” things that are driving your decision to participate in this wonderful sport. Why are you here? For the babes? The dudes? To prove somebody wrong? Remember, your decision to “Play Triathlon” should come from the most hallowed sacred ground…YOUR GUT…and it should always be for you.
I think this pretty much sums up my relationship with triathlon in addition to my relationship with EVERYTHING. Hopefully, this has helped you create a clearer picture of where you are and where you want to go.
A few more housekeeping items.