Sunday, July 13, 2008

And now a thought from your host

I hope that all of you enjoyed a fun and thrilling 4th of July holiday, Syl and I enjoyed three days with good friends, family, and explosives. (I love fireworks.) I also got to personally enjoy one of my favorite holiday traditions, The holiday weekend Nascar night race at Daytona. It was exciting. During the race telecast the commentators said that they had asked several drivers the question; "Where do you want to be at the end of this race?' As the race wore on I marveled at the mind-numbing stupidity of this of this simple question. I mean come on, where else is a pro race car driver going to say he wants to be at the end of a race, could it be VICTORY LANE, Hmmm. But as the evening wore on I thought about this question, my mind was opened up and I found a real wisdom hidden under the true silliness of this question. Think about it, Where do you want to be at the end of this race? We all have races we run daily and whether the results come daily or months in the future, where do we all want to be when those results come. I am involved in a big race right now and I full well know where I want to be. Standing on the other side of the finish swine after completing the 2009 Flying Pig 5k along side my precious wife. I have found out that this question is such a huge help in striving for personal goals. I have the question printed out and posted where I can see it during my daily workouts and it has really been a strength to me. I would urge anyone to try this approach in competing in your individual races. write down this question, post it where you can see it and seriously concentrate on your answer.


I did want to give special shout-outs to first My darling wife and best friend Sylvia, Thank you for freely showing me far more love and support than I deserve. and to our dear friend and my "sister from another mother, Maura for making sure that where I want to be stays in focus.
I know full well, that with the love and support of my team, I will be where I want to be when my race is over


Pampered Princess said...

Eric, there is NOTHING like walking/running across a finish line. As a kid, I always thought the point to running a race was "winning" it, or coming in fast enough to get a ribbon. (In 3rd grade, I won second place in the mile run and in the 4th grade I won FIRST place at the elementary school field day!!!) Now, I see racing in a whole new way. I don't have to be first. The prize is in FINISHING the race. I love setting my goal months in advance and then week after week striving and reaching and hoping and praying that I can actually finish the big race. It is life-changing when you cross that line and know that your spirit beat the odds and made your body do what you wanted it to do. I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS!

Mama D said...

What a thought-provoking question that applies to so many of life's experiences. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I know you can reach your goals!

"Smile, God loves you."

"Smile, God loves you."