When I chase my goals, I create systems that assist me in achieving them. New habits, commitments, plans, etc.
I also stop doing the things that don’t help me in achieving them. The habits, commitments, and plans that don’t serve me anymore. (Sorry DQ blizzards. Not til after marathon training is done.)
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from one of my favourite spin class students. (Since I’ve started running more, I teach only one spin class a week instead of 3. And my Saturday morning class, which he was a regular at, was one of the classes I stopped teaching.) It was a short and simple e-mail saying that he missed my energy on Saturday mornings.
In my mind, the cost of going after my marathon goal was not being able to teach as many spin classes. In actuality, it was the relationship with my students in those classes. I had forgot to bring them along to help me in achieving my goal and didn’t ask how I could still help them in achieving their health goals.
What did I learn from this?
The cost of achieving your goal is never what you stop doing. It’s who you stop being. To yourself and to others.
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