For example, if you showed me your 2023 race goals and it said “Finish ____” take out another piece of paper and write down the same event, but add in a result goal that scares you. For example, instead of “Finish Unbound 200,” write “Finish top 100 in Unbound 200.”
“…but that’s not realistic with my age, talent, and time.”
Shut up. You know you don’t have that much time, right?
A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast with Scott Galloway. I have no idea who he is – it doesn’t matter. What caught my attention was his advice to young people “Stay fit. Someday you’ll be old and look back at how you were when you were 25 or 35 and marvel at how physically strong you were, at the energy you had. Yeah, old people have money, but most of them would trade that in a heartbeat to have that sheer physicality again.”
Sure, compared to your normie peers, I’m sure you’re a mutant. I bet at your high school reunion, you’re easily the fittest in your class.
But that doesn’t mean time isn’t working on you, slowly grinding you down, your stroke volume and hormones gently nose-diving into farce. Ready to hear something unpleasant? The 45-year-old you won’t have the fitness potential of the 35-year-old you. Your 55-year-old you won’t have the fitness potential of the 45-year-old you. Your window to truly chase the heights of your potential is small and cruel.
So given that, why the fugg do I see goal sheets that look like this?