Nobody falls on to the top of the mountain; you have to climb to get there.
Nobody accidentally achieves greatness; you have to work for it.
The question then is, “what would you be willing to do to achieve your ultimate goal?”
What extremes would you go to, to ensure you give yourself the best possible chance at success?
We can all think of things that we would really love to be able to do, have, achieve or be, but it is only the people that can answer these questions that have any hope of making it happen.
I’m sure you can think of a time that you set your mind to something, put your head down and pushed and pushed until you got there. You might even be able to think of an example where you did something that some people would consider crazy to get what you wanted. Clearly, you had decided that thing was worth the energy and the time and you had resolved to do WHATEVER IT TAKES.
There is something very empowering in having that mindset.
You instantly know that your wish or your hope is no longer just a thought, but instead it becomes an impending reality.
What if you could take that approach with everything in life? I’m sure you could achieve all kinds of things that you otherwise wouldn’t. There is of course danger in giving too much energy to every part of your life. It can lead to physical and mental burnout.
However, if you can prioritize your goals so that the absolutely ‘Must Have’s’ get complete with unwavering dedication, then a balance can be found.
Your goal might be to run a sub 3 hour Marathon. It might be win a particular race or it might be to finish a 100 miler. Perhaps it is simply to be able to run without pain for more than 5 minutes.
Regardless of your goal, you need to ask the question… the only question that matters – “What am I willing to do, to make this happen”.
If you have a job that has you working from 6am to 9pm, would you do your training at 3am?
If you have a family and the only time you could possibly run is late at night when the kids go to sleep, would you do it?
If you have an injured foot and the only way you can run is in water (and it’s freezing outside), would you do it?
It is the people that will say, “Yes, I’ll do whatever it takes” that will be assured success.
Helping people make those decisions and discovering what they are capable of is one of the reasons why I love coaching. If you have a goal that I can help you achieve, let me know and we will see if we can work together.
It all comes down to ceasing to dream, then making a decision. There is power in decisions. Make one and follow it up with another decision to do whatever it takes.
You might just be amazed at the outcome.