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me2I just added a thought-provoking post regarding my training and life’s challenges, as well as my feelings on fear & being “average,” to my triathlon training blog.

Yes, it has to do with my own training, which i’m trying to keep separate from this blog, but I got into “deep thought” mode yet again regarding life.

We all make choices…are you choosing to do the things that elevate your “life status,” or keep you in the same place?  If you’re anything like me, the thought of remaining paralyzed because of a fear of failure is just plain LAME.  I lived that way for a LONG time.  Trust me…it’s WAY overrated! 😉

I feel everyone could benefit from reading it!



2 responses

  1. Uncle Barry

    Mental strength is a deeper topic. It reminds me of body, soul and spirit. Health and fitness are important is all 3 areas. It raises questions like “Who am I?”, “What is my destiny?”, “Am I on track?”, etc. Stewardship is important and all that this means for the body in diet, erercise, rest, etc. Some say the soul is made up of the mind, the will power and the emotions. The human spirit can be seen as the life is in the blood. It leaves when we die. And then there is the Holy Spirit of God, if you are a believer. In ending, focus, intentionality, meaningfulness and prioritizing help in covering all 3 bases. It is important to have a “plan of life” to avoid drifting and to establish boundaries to stay the course.

    July 17, 2009 at 9:33 am

    • Hey Uncle Barry!
      I honestly feel that the reason so many people get “lost” in life is because they simply don’t have a “plan.” They have no purpose. Either they haven’t tried to find it and/or they are so out of touch with themselves that it’s next to impossible to find it. We are so busy with “life” but in all reality, it’s not “life” that keeps us busy, it’s all sorts of tasks & keeping up with the Joneses. “Life” shouldn’t make us exhausted and depressed because we “have no time,” as most seem to complain about. “Life” should replenish us and make us feel grounded, and this is exactly why I do what I do. Not only do I LOVE my job and find it extremely rewarding, but I am able to continue to grow & become a better person because of my own endeavors. So many of the pursuits people chase are completely draining (ie – money, fame, etc). When one is living their life honestly and with integrity, these pursuits aren’t even a focus…yeah, they may happen, but when they do, it’s because a person has their heart in the right place.
      End of deep-thought mode! 🙂
      I love you!

      July 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

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