We don’t rise to our goals, we fall to the level of our systems.James Clear
As James Clear says in this video, “the goal isn’t to run a marathon, the goal is to become a runner.” The reason I’m making IronMan my goal this year is because I want to radically change my fitness to the level where I am an athlete in swimming, cycling and running.
Nothing worth having comes without some effort to achieve it. I realize that setting such a large goal could be daunting to many people – for me, I know that pushing to something big will enable me to develop those habits to truly be at an optimal health and fitness.
If I had just decided to run a half marathon, I wouldn’t have had to work very hard – after all you could walk an entire half marathon and call it good. But I knew I wanted to improve to such a level that I would have to make such drastic changes that my abilities would have to grow in a big way.
Big changes don’t happen overnight, they come about from the little changes made in habits along the way. As I take on new habits of eating whole foods, exercising daily, and keeping my mind learning and growing, I know I will cross that finish line in November at IronMan AZ 2020!
What habits have you changed to achieve your goals? Leave a comment below!