Monday, September 5, 2011
Believe in yourself!
For a month prior to the triathlon, Judy trained religiously. She lacked form and knowledge about swimming competitively, but was determined to learn. She took advice from my step daughter, Jessica, my friend, Dave, and her friend Jenny all of whom were on the swim team in high school. She came to my house and swam daily and even practiced in the area lake where the competition would take place. She believed in herself and her ability and was determined to succeed.
On the day of the triathlon, Judy was prepared and confident. She swam first and had perfect form and looked very strong! During the bike race she was soaring and looked like she was just taking a leisure ride....at a VERY rapid pace! The run was the last part of the competition. She was amazing! She looked so strong and relaxed like she hadn't even competed in the other events prior.
Judy not only completed her first ever triathlon, but she did it at a competitive pace, time and place (1st in her age division-20th overall). Our father, all of her sisters, her entire family and friends were there to witness this incredible feat! We are so proud of her! She accomplished her goal because she believed in herself! She is a true icon of Believing!!!
Have you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish to this point in your life? What do you believe is holding your back and how can you overcome those obstacles to achieve your goal? What do you need from yourself to get there and what do you need from others (spouse, children, family, friends, co-workers) to reach your goal? Set out with a strong belief in yourself and you will accomplish anything on your list!
What about your children? Have they been raised to believe in their abilities and strengths despite any possible obstacles (disability, stature, level of intelligence, socioeconomic level..)? Have they been taught to go after their goals and push themselves to their potential? What can you do to help them to believe in their selves?