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What's In A Goal?

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It doesn't have to be the start of a new year to make commitments to yourself, dedicate some energy to change or take steps towards something you want. Setting goals and following your dreams can start right now. All you need is a plan.

First things first...Goals & Dreams are Different.

Dreams are just that, dreams. Intangible thoughts that motivate us, they give us something to yearn for, to desire. Goals on the other hand are all about action. Goals are what turn those dreams into reality. Goals change you and can change your life.

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Let's talk strategy:

Numero Uno: What do you want? You gotta define it. Write it down. It can be a scribbled sentence, it can be a long rambling memoir of where you want to be and why. Whatever your goal is, define it so you understand it and write that shit down!

Numero Dos: Big goals require hard work over an extended period and you can't not do the work. Often times people think they can work toward their goal for a few days and that will be it. Depending on what your goals are it could take months, even years to accomplish them. Goals are dreams with a deadline. So. Next. What's your deadline? Be realistic and honest with yourself.

For me, I am not going to be racing ITU this season. Duh. I know that. But, if that is THE GOAL I need to be able to truthfully evaluate where I am today. And then, can I understand how long it is going to take me to steadily persist to where I need to be? With quite an obscene amount of work, some ambition, and a little luck....2016.

Numero Tres: You've got the goal, you've got the timeline, now back track. Fill in the gaps from there to here or here to there. What small things need to happen BEFORE you get to your Mecca? Here's the cool part, those things serve as your check-ins, your successes, bits of fulfillment along your path.

Numero Quatro: Remember. No one is going to do it for you. And that my dear friends, is an unwavering fact.
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So. ASK YOURSELF....What is your dream? What is your goal? Don't be afraid to list out those steps and start climbing. Don't be afraid to get started. The worst that can happen is you will be one step, one day closer to what you want.

Other Things Life:

The hunt for a Condo has officially begun. Step #2 is underway and hopefully I will be getting approved for a mortgage loan this up-coming week.

Spent a lot of time at the Breeze Bar kitchen over the past couple weeks. Breeze Bars will be hitting the shelves Nation-Wide of SPROUTS in just a couple weeks. So amazing to see other people work so hard toward their dream, their goal and get to a big, new, exciting benchmark. Congrats to the Breeze Bar family. Many more exciting steps to come.
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Winter has finally arrived in Boulder. Which means lots of time in the APEX studio, lots of time on the treadmills and some scattered bits of paradise running out in the snow and sunshine.
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Saturday was fabulous. Casino Royale in the bike studio with a totally full house. Then got to see 'Second City Improv' @ the Boulder Theater. Freakin' hilarious...the company was pretty great also ; )

Continuing the tradition of Sunday Brunch with good people. Loved spending some time with Hayley, Charles & Laura. "Dirty Chai" now might have to be on my list of top ten favorite things ever.

Fun Facts for Y-O-U

It takes 17 muscles to smile --- 43 to frown.
Sometimes using less muscle is good. Choice wisely.

The human brain is about 85% water.
On that note, go ahead. Grab a glass of water....I'll wait.

In 2011, 29.9 million pounds of antibiotics were sold to the US for meat and poultry production. In 2011 7.7 million pounds were sold in the US to treat sick people.
It's OK to be a picky eater. As our grandmothers used to tell us, "You are what you eat"

The oldest person to ever set a record in Kona was 75-year-old Jim Ward. His 15:51:46 record for the 75-79 age group set in 1992 still stands.
It's never to late to set, work toward and achieve your goals. No Excuses.

9 in 10 Americans are not getting enough potassium.
Ummm....I've eaten 3 bananas today, so far. Not me!

Alright ladies and gents, that's all for today.

Leave some comments on what YOUR goals are.

I'd love to follow your story as you put in the work to get there.

As always...rest up and hit Monday H-A-R-D!
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Here's to peace, laughing loud and blueberry cornbread,
Aubs

Posted by AubreyJ 18:37 Archived in USA Tagged training quotes dreams goals triathlon motivation random_facts

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Love this - you got this right in so many ways

by Jayne

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