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!