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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.

What's your HIGH OCTANE FUEL?


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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)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My Mountain

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  • v ALICIA363
    Right now, my high octane fuel is making my pie chart for the day look like the "recommended values" pie chart (carbs/fat/protein)!

    843 days ago
  • v LOVINGKATE
    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
    843 days ago
  • v NEWROSE27
    So true. Thank you
    843 days ago
  • v ROXYZMOM
    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 :)
    843 days ago
  • v KALIGIRL
    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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    843 days ago
  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    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.
    843 days ago
  • v THINFITFEMINIST
    When I go against the thoughts of Don't do it! or I Can't.

    Lovely blog, thank you!
    844 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    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!
    844 days ago
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