You train for hours for an event when itâ€™s dark, in the rain, after a long day at work, when youâ€™re already mentally drained, when youâ€™re supposed to be doing important things like gardening or painting the fenceâ€¦ Why do you do it?
You'll ask yourself this a few times during the year. It might be when you get caught in a hail storm out cycling or running. It might be with 5km to go in an Ironman. It might be when your alarm goes off, itâ€™s pitch black outside and the rain is rapping at the windows. You'll lie there and say â€œWhy do I do it?â€ I'll tell you whyâ€¦
Because you want to get high on life! Itâ€™s like an addiction and itâ€™s what makes you different from â€œmost peopleâ€. Youâ€™ll get back from an epic adventure during which you may have suffered like a wounded dog. But youâ€™ll finish and say â€œthat was awesome!â€ Youâ€™ll be on a high! But thatâ€™s not enough. You also need something more specific to think about. Something that really drives you personally. Answer the question at the bottom of this email. Whatâ€™s going to drive you this year?
Andrew Lloyd winning the famous Tinman Triathlon
Pictured left Andrew Lloyd winning at home in the Tinman Triathlon. Andrew's training is on track for a stellar year, racing in Europe and NZ. With many years of hard work, discipline and resilience, one can improve to a point where they become an "overnight success".
All it takes is one simple step at a time...
What do you think about when you're training?
Something to get you thinkingâ€¦ An insight into how some people use exercise to help them both physically and mentally.
What's going to drive you this year?
What drives you to succeed? Being an example, kids, family, pride, reputation, beating your mates, fear. Or is it something else? Please click below and share what drives you. Answers are totally confidential. We'll share a few of the ideas you come up with in our next newsletter.