Your Daily Positive Vibes
I’ve longed believed in making my goals public and this week my opinion was validated by entrepreneur Jesse Itzler in a course I’m taking. Today I’m going to make a new goal and I’m asking for your help in making it happen.
In making your goals public you are giving yourself a whole new level of accountability. You’re telling the world “I’m going to do this big thing.” Your friends and family begin asking you about the big thing. You find other people doing the big thing. Suddenly you have surrounded yourself with a ton of people who are watching you, helping you and expecting you to do the big thing.
Personally, I don’t want to be embarrassed by not finishing the big thing. That fear of embarrassment forces me to do the big thing. If I kept it quiet then I could just give up with no outside pressure forcing me to keep going.
So I tell everyone in the world about my goals. My professional goals, my fitness goals and my personal goals. And in doing so you have all been kind enough to hold me accountable. I appreciate you.
You know that I have a big goal coming up – a half Ironman and three marathons all within six weeks. I would love to say that I’m doing everything right but that’s just not the case. I’m training, I’m eating right, I’m recovering and I even got the heart issue fixed. But there’s still one huge problem that I haven’t addressed effectively – my alcohol intake.
This morning I woke up with only 26% recovery despite having a light day yesterday and getting sleep (see image in comments). It was due to heart rate variability issues and the only thing I can think that would cause it is the Red Bull and vodka and three glasses of Chardonnay I had after work. Alcohol causes heart inflammation and that’s really bad for endurance athletes.
Look, I’m not an alcoholic. And yes, I know that’s what alcoholics say. I don’t feel the need to drink. I do, however, use alcohol to deal with the work stress and work has been stupid stressful this year. I’m also a very social drinker.
So here’s the goal – no more than three alcoholic drinks per week for the next five weeks before Augusta IRONMAN 70.3.
Now I need your help. Hold me accountable. If you’re with me, tell me not to drink. Ride my ass. Make fun of me. Encourage me. I’m especially talking to my work colleagues. We have plenty of time to drink together but for now I have to get my body in the best shape possible.
As I’ve said before, accomplishing big goals brings Positive Vibes and I’m all about those vibes man.
So how about you? What are some big goals you can state publicly? How can I, we or the entire world hold you accountable?
Don’t be afraid to admit your failures. Your failures are much more likely to become successes when you state them publicly to the world. Then we can all share and spread badass Positive Vibes to everyone around us.
I’m wishing you a weekend full of Positive Vibes!