weekly appreciation: goals are road maps

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Dr. Dwight Lundell, a retired heart surgeon, was crossing items off his “bucket list” before his sixty-fifth birthday. One of those items was to complete a full length triathlon, a feat that he hadn’t even considered twenty years earlier. He trained. He groaned. He woke up daily fearing that he may have missed his opportunity in life to have the physical stamina to achieve his goal–finishing a competition that is typically reserved for younger athletes.

Race day arrived. Dr. Lundell completed the 2.4 mile swim. He completed his 112 mile bike ride. He completed the 26.2 mile run. And he actually finished first in his age group, resulting in another item for his bucket list: a qualifying spot at the IronMan World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

And initially all he had wanted to do was finish. Look what you can accomplish when you set your sights on a goal, no matter how impossible that journey might seem at the outset.

Press your luck today. Set a daily goal that seems impossible to accomplish, and keep that goal until you succeed. You’ll be surprised at what awaits you on the horizon.

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