Day 23 – Love is in the details

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand more times – be proactive.  If you’re like me – a procrastinator – that’s easier said than done, but it pays off.  The trick is to be proactive with the end in mind.

The end goal for racing Ironman or another triathlon is getting to the finish line – without visiting the medical tent. To accomplish that means training six days a week.  To stay motivated I remember Oprah’s advice, love is in the details.

Those details include preparing to get up at 5 a.m. for the daily workout, and that includes putting everything in order the night before:  pack the gym bag, make and pack breakfast and other meals, load everything in the car.

That simple 15 – 20 minute of preparation greatly helped me this morning when the alarm rang, because I didn’t want to get up, but by not getting up that would give me an unacceptable title – lazy.  Unacceptable.

The same rule applies to any goal that helps you thrive in life.  “Tri” it.  Be proactive.  Then enjoy the journey.