Thursday, November 6, 2008

The road less travelled

The hoopla is over....history has been made..... and hopefully the new broom will sweep clean for at least the next four years.

I know one thing for sure, the two candidates and their respect staff compliment have massive energy. They had both been on the campaign trail for a heck of a long time and that has to be massively energy sapping. McCain at his age...wow, great admiration for him.

Energy....that got me thinking... how did both of them keep going that long without falling over.

Massive motivation that's how. They both deperately wanted the prize of becoming the most powerfal man on the planet. They both sat down with their respective teams at the beginning and decided that they REALLY wanted to do this.

Once the goal was firmly established the plan followed. How do we get there and how do we keep crystal clear focus.

Once that was done it was simply a matter of taking one step after the other to get there.

Notice I said simply, I didn't say easy. But it doesn't alter the fact that one step in front the other will get you to where you want to go.

Sounds pretty much the same for your health and fitness program doesn't it.

If you find you are struggling to get to the top of that mountain it may be that you have the wrong goal...if that is so, nothing will get you there.

Re eavaluate and be sure that what you think you want is what you want.

Barack Obama is a great example of wanting the job as president of the United States of America so badly that he was prepared to climb to the top of a huge mountain...nothing was going to stop him.

There must have been dozens of times that he just wanted to curl up under a desk and sleep but he just kept on going, and that's what we have to do to reach our health and fitness goals.

Are YOU prepared to pay the price for your success.

3 comments:

Shari Kraft said...

What a cool post today, Dougal! I admire Senator McCain also...he seems to be a pretty tough old boy! He was here in my hometown Monday night before the election. There were secret service men everywhere. We had to pass thru one of 3 security portals to get to see him. There were lots of people (about 10,000 in our little town square) lots of speeches by lesser politicians, then a concert, and finally Mr. McCain spoke. It was an experience I will never forget. Not to mention is was colder than a witch's you know what!

Marbella said...

Now you have left me sitting here thinking that you are right....maybe I don´t have the goal that I need. Am not burning with desire, and putting one foot ahead always. So, thanx to you, I will sit and think and figure this one out. Life is good living it as always, BUT that sure won´t get you to the Big Change. Another great blog that hits me right in the face!
Lynda

dougal said...

shari, you were around when history was made. Great story for your grandchildren

Lynda, if I challenge you to take action that is good, if you follow up and do something that is better.