Staying with triathlons for a moment.
Many people give up at the first sign of difficulty
when trying something new. It can be a fitness course,
a new business, a new relationship — what have you.
Yet, the challenge is to stay the course — if and ONLY if — you
want that body you are dreaming of, to be financially independent
and/or to have a rewarding lasting relationship.
I’ll never forget my first full Olympic distance race and the mile
swim that I had to perform. How can I? My daughter Sophia
never lets me forget.
Driving home in the car the other day she reminded me.
“Dad, you were last one out of the lake when Mom and I saw
you in your first race.”
“Yes, I was.”
“Will you promise me you wont be the last one outta the lake this
“I promise, Sophia.”
Vin Man, I said to myself. The way I sees it you have two options here:
Option 1: You could take a second and try and think of a way to make you look better than what you actually were in front of your child.
Option 2: You can be real and open up a discussion regarding how quitting is NOT
“Sophia,” I said, “you know how you are learning how to ride a bike.”
“Just because you didn’t get up and stay up the first time doesn’t mean
you have to get frustrated – give up and put the training wheels back
(She had her mother do that when I was away.)
“You have to give it another shot. And another. And another,” I
“Most people — considering my swimming capabilities — would
never have attempted to do what I did in that first race.
They would have waited and waited and waited until
they were seasoned swimmers.
And guess what — that day would have never come for them.
But Dad, Dad gave it a try. And even though Dad wasn’t successful
and didnt stay up with the rest of the swimmers… he never gave up.
And neither should you. No matter how frustrating it
is every time you fall down or off your bike.”
“You need to take those training wheels off and keep trying Sophia.”
Now lets talk about you. There is something in your life right now that’s
challenging you. If there is, stop and think about it.
How can you push through it to succeed? How can you
look at it from a different vantage point and go after
it with another full head of steam?
If your weight is challenging you I have a course
that will knock the weight right off.
Its a excellent workout I perfected while playing
football. You can check Linebacker Fitness out here.
Never give up. No retreat, No surrender.
Wishing you the very best,