Why do we set goals? Do we always set them in order to acheive them? Or do we plan them as a benchmark or milestone?
I don’t set goals that I can always achieve. I believe that you should actually only be able to accomplish 60% of your goals. If you can secure more than that, then your goals are just challenges, not a pie in the sky dream. I like to dream big. It isn’t about checking the goals off of a list, it is about the journey involved. When I look back on the years and the vision, I don’t see the huge goal, I see the experiences along the way. I see life.
I recently took a journey down to LA. Oh yes, that is a journey. I love my NorCal, so to get me to SoCal, takes quite a bit of a motivation. What is this motivation? Track Camp. Kind of like summer camp, but at the ADT Center in LA on a wooden velodrome with USA Cycling. It is an awesome experience to build power, fitness, and skills on the track. I am very fortunate to be here. Nothing but left turns around the track, and nothing but a lot of pain in the legs. Bring on the muscle and power. Bring on the track.
My Grandpa lives down here, so I stopped in for a visit. He is a big supporter, and always has been. I have been so blessed with such a loving family and solid foundations. I was chatting with his energetic wife, Minette, who was asking me the official responsibilities of a professional cyclist. I responded with the most simplistic list possible.
She thought about it for a moment, and then responded, “That’s nice, honey. It is like being a Girl Scout!” Maybe she is right. I am prepared for anything these days. I am a Girl Scout.