I’m guessing you all seen the big interview with Lance Armstrong admitting to using performance enhancing drugs.
It’s a sad sad day for the cycling sport. Yet, how much has it changed since Lance came out?
Does it make any difference to the already tarnished reputation of cycling?
Probably not. However, there was a demand for honesty from one the biggest sports icon ever. A sort of justice for all the destruction caused by his deceit.
The people have gained their answer and the verdict is a death sentence. Well, a death sentence to his days of competing.
Goals do not define a man.
Goals are merely just a sign post on the journey.
I was recently inspired by one of my mates, who shared his thoughts on this. I found it genuinely valuable.
While we’re all running around and chasing our goals. We fail to acknowledge the good work we put in prior to the goal.
We only give it some sort of acknowledgement once we’ve reached our goal. But do we really feel happy about that effort if we eventually didn’t achieve the final goal? Most likely not.
Our lives are a constant struggle where we try to avoid bad emotions. We try to avoid it as much as possible.
However, what do you do when you fall into it and can’t get out?
How do you get out of it?
Why did you even get into it?
And how do you stay out of it?
Depression or the wave of bad emotions can happen to anyone regardless of how your social status is or how good you perceive your life to be.
We all have goals. We all have things we want to achieve. It starts off as a dream. We eventually find motivation and passion. We fight for it. We work towards our goal. In the beginning everything is progressing well. Results are coming. Thing are getting done. Stuff get’s taken cared of. However, slowly the jaw-dropping results and amazement dissipates.
Normalcy settles in. This happens in practically everything that we do.
You see the amazement and quick results comes from what I call “Newbie Results”. It’s when a newbie or a beginner get’s radical and fast results quickly. He achieves things he thinks are amazing and rightly so, since he probably never have experienced such success. The Newbie Results will appear in anything we try to achieve, whether it being hitting the gym, dating or business.
Stagnation is really not my thing.
For me stagnation rears its ugly head when I get bored. If I ever feel “bored”, it usually means I’m not pushing towards the next level. It means I’ve been doing the same old routine with no new variation to spark growth.
Growth can only be achieved when you do something out of the norm. When you do something you are not used to. You attempt for greatness and bask in the glory of your failures. Because you know the harder you fall the stronger you’ll rise.
I’ve been talking to my close friend (whose name will remain a secret) about reaching a new level. Doing something out of this world. We’ve already seen what is possible, but what we don’t know is what comes after that perceived level we’re reaching for, because no one else has gone that far yet.