Just getting back on track from racing Ironman Austin. Now I have to find another race to “Feed the Hunger”.
Still, before taking on a new race, I wanted to share some reflections & tips for improvement.
Before putting on the wetsuit, don’t forget to tighten your tri shorts. That way, after the swim when the wetsuit is stripped off in front of hundreds of people, the shorts will stay on … yep, still feeling a bit mortified knowing a few lucky bystanders got to see all my glory.
If feeling down because you fell short of your goals, read something inspiring. Case in point, on the flight home I read an article from USA Today about LeBron James; LeBron Still Unsettled, Back-to-back championships only make James hungrier to succeed.
Well, that caught my eye. Why was LeBron James hungry? Wasn’t he content at being #1? Apparently not.
How does LeBron James feed his hunger for success?
That I got everything out of my career, and I got everything out of my game that I could, and that I pushed the envelope….
When people said I couldn’t get better, I continue to strive to get better. If I do that, I can be very high.
LeBron’s words resonated with me, not only as an athlete, but also as a business owner who’s aim is to inspire people and small/medium size companies to succeed by transforming their lives to Thrive With Purpose™.
I understand the challenges of taking it to the next level. For example, while training and racing Ironman (ok, while running) I’d ask, “Annemarie, how bad do you want to succeed?” Usually, the question would get me to finish that training goal. Still, it’s a mental challenge … day-by-day, minute-by-minutes, & at times second-by-second.
Well, come to find out LeBron James also asked the same question after the Miami Heat lost the 2011 championship. Looking for inspiration, he found the secret to success via an Eric Thomas’ speech.
Feed the Hunger; Succeed like an elite athlete.
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