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HIGH OCTANE FUEL (2014- - Blog #69)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement."
Brian Tracy

As we each travel our own road towards and deeply into health, we run into side trips, road blocks, dips, humps, fast lanes, slow lanes, obnoxious drivers along side, drivers who pay it forward, toll booths, rickety bridges and Golden Gate Bridges.

This quote really reminds me what I have enjoyed about discovering the satisfaction of goal setting. I do not need huge goals. I am good with tiny goals and working towards those. Somehow, the energy it takes to focus on one little goal does in fact become FUEL along my own road to health.

Sometimes my goal might be as small as ... get up and put on my running shoes. If I have been fighting with that thought for a day or so, the little effort feels herculean and my grin when I actually achieve that goal is satisfying.

Sometimes my goal might be as big as ... my ride from Seattle to Portland. I think my grin when I take those goals on full force is just as big as my goal to get my running shoes on. Both situations feel like PREMIUM HIGH OCTANE FUEL! I think it is because there is a huge "lazy" or "complacency" magnet whose pull I am able overcome with sheer focus and will.


Quote of the day
"Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement."
Brian Tracy

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALICIA363 3/11/2014 8:08PM

    Right now, my high octane fuel is making my pie chart for the day look like the "recommended values" pie chart (carbs/fat/protein)!

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LOVINGKATE 3/11/2014 11:20AM

  Thanks so much for sharing a great blog. Small goals are the only way to go for me. It makes me smile and excited when I have accomplished them. Awesome quote!! emoticon

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NEWROSE27 3/11/2014 9:13AM

    So true. Thank you

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ROXYZMOM 3/11/2014 9:07AM

    Mine is getting my running clothes on! It definitely starts the ball rolling with everything else I know I need to do! It is so mental!!

Great blog :)

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KALIGIRL 3/11/2014 8:23AM

    So right - until those 'little' goals become habits they are as 'large' as any major goal.
Here's to living everyday as emoticon gratefully and gracefully!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/11/2014 7:56AM

    emoticon "Get out the door to start that run!" is one of my big "little" goals. The Rev3 Oly tri? One of the bigger ones.

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    When I go against the thoughts of Don't do it! or I Can't.

Lovely blog, thank you!

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NEW-CAZ 3/11/2014 4:15AM

    Great blog, Setting goals and meeting goals is a good strategy.
Mine is to see something for my efforts which is why I enjoy gardening!

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