Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagine your future self, ie, you 10 years from now. If he/she were to send you a tweet or text message, 1) what would it say and 2) how would that transform your life or change something you’re doing, thinking, believing or saying today?
(Author: Tia Singh)
The Text from myself-in-10-years
It doesn't look so hard now that it is in the past, doesn't it? What's the next plan? What's the next challenge?
smiles Look at where you are right now. It seemed yesterday that you had decided to take on challenges you never thought possible and now they seem to quaint and small in comparison. And now you have challenges that 10, hell even 3 years ago you would have never thought possible. You're doing an Ironman Triathlon for crying outloud
The important part is not to settle... challenges are there for a reason, they show how much you really want something. The fact that you went through surgery is not the deciding factor, whether you're strong physically and mentally to complete the training and the events ahead is the important part. You always agonize with deciding what to do and how to do it yet when it's time to look back and look at the choices you made it always seems like such a little thing you had to decide and how much satisfaction you derived from your accomplishment
Be in the moment... worry about what you're doing right then and there; if you work hard enough you will accomplish what your dream of doing. Come on, when you did your first sprint triathlon 2 years ago, would you have dreamed that you'd be struggling with whether to complete an Ironman? a whole damn Ironman?!?!?!?! Not in your wildest dreams!