Don't you just like the fact that no matter what you do, it's up to you! If you want to lose weight you have to exercise and eat right. If you want to speak a different language you have to take classes. If you want to earn more money if you have more or better education or take greater risks. Life in itself is interesting. No matter where you live or what you do, you have to realize that you are in control of your life. Some leave it to fate or belief, that what happens to them is because of the this or that or the stars aligning or the cosmos is waving or Pluto is no longer a planet but there more of a cause and effect principal.
Henry Ford says it well: "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." Do you think he sat around and said he dreamed of a building vehicles, no, he had to get out there and build one, even if it didn't work. Now look at Ford, sponsoring the Ironman Triathlons.
The deal is that you want it, you have to be willing to work for it. I don't think us age groupers are sitting around saying "someday ironman", we are out there day and night working towards that goal. For the most part nothing we want comes easy, why should it? We would only then mock it or say why do try for it because it's too easy. Wanting something like Ironman takes severe determination and will. Never say die attitude. Persistence and strong desire. Yes, we have a dream but that dream is filled with all the above to make it come true, wait, that's "If it's to be, it's up to me!" I love it!
For those who are putting in the grind every day, Great job and keep going and focus on what keeps you going! For those who are sliding off the bench, remember your dream and "why" you picked that dream and remember your thoughts and what it feels like when you accomplish that dream and GET BACK ON IT!
What are you waiting for, Christmas? Rockon`