Friday, July 29, 2011


We often can explain things by relating them to similar events, situations, etc...

I was recently thinking about how to reach goals and goal setting and made the association that it was like being in the olympic hurdles. 
When you sit down to watch the race, you see everyone croutched down at the starting line and the pistol goes off!  The hurdlers don't focus as much on the hurdles as they do on the finish line.  They must train very hard all year long to jump over the hurdles.  Sometimes they make it over the hurdles and other times they may fall and never make it to the finish line.

Let's look at how the olympic hurdles are like going for your goal:

The training- This is where you need to prepare and get stronger mentally and physically that others who are to lazy to get in the race.

The starting line- The morning you decide to go for your goal, you are pumped and ready to do it.  You will be scrared and have anxiety even thinking you are unprepared, but it's time to go.

The hurdles- Life is loaded with hurdles, you must be extremley strong to get over the hurdles in life.

The finish line- Your goal,  keep your eyes on the finish line at all times not the hurdles and you will get further than the competitiors who looked at how hard the race was.

If you sit on your couch looking at the olympic hurdles thinkng you could never do it,  come to realize preparation and guts gets you to the finish line.

Stay motivated
Shane C.

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