The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business 

With the 371 mile Rotary sponsored WaCanId 2016 International Selkirk Loop Bicycle ride now complete I have one last item to share in how I most relate this ride to Real Estate, or business and personal goals.  It proved itself to be true every day. but with the full ride to look back on there is not a doubt in my mind of this 'Ah ha's' importance. What does a goal really represent? What does it really do?

The goal or stated destination is anti climatic !  Yes it gives us focus.  A direction to move on a day to day basis.  Something to check our progress. To look ahead, and behind,  to see if we are on track to meet our desired destination.  While I did actually laugh out loud, completely by myself, when only a couple miles from the finish at City Beach in Sandpoint Idaho,  there was no crowd to greet me, no banners strung, and none of that would have really mattered.  I actually took a selfie to freeze that moment in time for myself.

What does a goal really represent?  It is the character built while working towards that goal.  The accomplishments along the way.  The obstacles overcome.  A plan made and followed. The confidence gained.  My ride was a year in the planning.  The self imposed weight loss I felt necessary.  The stationary bike riding prior to even getting on the actual bike.  Literally working thru the tears of the first weeks of bicycle seat pain and discomfort.  Looking back on my first 'Chafe 80 mile ride' that would represent only 1 of my 5 days of riding with WaCanId.  Pulling myself out of bed at 4am in the morning and enduring the low 40 degree temperatures of early spring. The day to day tests of the event rides themselves.  The challenges overcome.

All this is what will always be important to me, and looked back on with fond memories and renewed confidence for what ever endeavors I set for my future.  Yes the goal is anti climatic, in and of itself, but the day to day accomplishments and commitment it represents are incredible to look back on, and savor!

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Mark Don McInnes

208 255-6227

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Comments (56)

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Well said Mark. I am glad you are having fun and getting some perspective out of this.

Oct 15, 2016 07:37 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Sharon Tara thank you for visiting and the kind words.  Mark

Oct 15, 2016 09:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                        Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint 

Oct 15, 2016 10:55 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kathy Streib thank you so much for the feature.  And for showing me the proper spelling of Ah-ha.     Time to edit.  lol   Mark

Oct 15, 2016 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark- I have no idea of the correct spelling of ah-ha...aha... or aHah!   LOL

Oct 16, 2016 08:57 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mark

Congrats on completing your ride, love the photos and congrats on the feature from the AR Gods

Oct 15, 2016 12:26 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - congratulations on reaching your goal.

And anti-climatic it will be, if we do not set the higher goal!

Oct 15, 2016 03:32 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mark Don. I get what you are saying and agree. Nonetheless Congratulations.

Oct 15, 2016 10:09 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - It is always the anticipation of reaching the goal that is the most exciting part. You laid that out well!

Oct 16, 2016 12:23 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mark, I have SO enjoyed these "ride-along" posts with you! What a remarkable journey, both physical and emotional--your strengths, your struggles--you have grown exponentially in my book from the beginning of this year, even if you've lost some inches! 

You should be "quietly proud" as my dear departed Granny would have said. 

Oct 16, 2016 02:48 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 I am so pleased you enjoyed the trip along with me.  It was quite an experience as you say.  You know how I feel about you stopping to say hello so thank you.  Mark

Oct 16, 2016 05:16 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mark - Thanks for the great posts and interesting thoughts. I'm reminded of when Mary and I rode the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-Spokane ride on our tandem - beautiful country and a great couple of days in the saddle.

Oct 16, 2016 07:34 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Dick Greenberg .  My buddy tells me of when his wife just could not make it any further on a steep ride, tandem.  He decided he would go ahead and finish the ride after she got off and waited for SAG lift.  Knew it would be much tougher by himself.  LOL  Just the opposite was the case.  Half the work.  They never road tandem again.  So Kudos to you and Mary.    mark

Oct 16, 2016 08:44 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, I am officially in awe!  Good for you.  

It's interesting - I got to meet a couple of Olympic gold medal winners, many of whom achieved their lives dream as a teenager, then struggled.  After years of focusing on one thing, they couldn't figure out what to do after the playing of National Anthem and the flight home.  I think we need to add new goals and revise the old ones as we go along. 

Oct 16, 2016 02:47 PM
Donna & Larry Johnson
Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County

Congrats Mark! Thanks for sharing your story. Goals are what we need to accomplish everything in life. Sometimes more personal but just as rewarding.

Oct 16, 2016 11:49 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I agree Patricia.  A life long goal tends to narrow our focus a bit much.  These medalists will most likely be able to turn their focus to other areas or continue with the same for the next 4 years.  I think many professional athletes stay too long for the same reason.  It is all they have known.  Mark

Oct 17, 2016 03:52 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Donna & Larry Johnson .  As Patricia Kennedy states in her comment above too much focus on but one goal for too long may leave us a bit lost.  Make it a great day both and thank you for saying hello and commenting.  Mark

Oct 17, 2016 03:54 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ~ I love this post and I love your perspective and outlook. Your story speaks volume about you, and I can't be happier to read about your newest conquest "even if reaching it was a bit anti-climatic. Way to go Mark 

Oct 17, 2016 06:40 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

hello Jon Kolsky .  Ahh it was a great trip.  The last couple miles along the water on the bike path was quite nice.  Great to see you and thanks for saying hello with a comment.  Mark

Oct 17, 2016 07:01 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wow!  What a great way to explain a goal! I felt like I was there at the finish line rooting for your arrival!  You made it very real time for me.  Thanks. You are amazing.

Oct 17, 2016 12:09 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Diana Dahlberg .  Kind words to say hello with.  Thank you.  Mark

Oct 17, 2016 12:46 PM