New year, same goal

Time is counting down on 2016, so that means a new year is shortly upon us.  So what does that mean to YOU?  Hopefully the same thing it meant to you 3 or 6 months ago, that you are staying focused on your goals.  

Don't get all caught up in the hype of the New Year's Resolutions, instead, continue to keep path of your goals that you should have set months ago. But if you are just now setting a goal, here's a little advice to help.

Saying "what" you want to accomplish is one thing, but what are you "doing" to achieve that goal.  Life is not easy, nor should it be.  If you want something you have to earn it.  Nothing should ever be given to us, because that makes us lazy.  When you work hard for something and then earn it, it becomes that much more gratifying and also becomes addictive.  You then find new things to go after and the cycle continues while you improve.  

Setting and attaining the goal of traversing under a bridge (approx 40 yds).  It                                      took about 5 tries to finally get it.

Do know, we will not always attain what we worked hard for.  And in this case, it should only makes us work even harder knowing that we came so close.  Failure is not losing.  Failure is quitting when things get difficult.  

Here's a great quote from the movie, Creed , that sums it all up.

"Let me tell you something you already know.  The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.  It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.  You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.  But is ain't how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.  How much you can take, and keep moving forward.  That's how winning is done.  Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth.  But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody.  Cowards do that and that ain't you.  You're better than that!"

Happy New Year to all you rugged athletes out there