It’s a little over a week away till Ironman Australia. Many athletes will be dreaming, visualising and even hoping for their own version of success come race day. For most athletes to feel successful they either have to place well in their respective age groups, set a personal best or even get that elusive slot to the big show in Kona. But are those things the true meaning of success?

Success… what does it look like to you? I firmly believe we can achieve anything we really put our minds too. The ingredients here are unwavering belief (knowing it will be tested), persistent action and a long term view. It is going to take blood, sweat and tears, it’s not going to be easy… but for damn sure, like the Ironman motto says “Anything is Possible” if you so decide!

I bet you have already been successful at something in your life to date. So all you need to do is apply those same strategies that allowed you that success.

However, isn’t true success really much deeper than ticking off goals. I think we get so caught up in looking forward or even backwards that we miss the beauty of the journey… the living in the moment. Isn’t true success giving your absolute best in everything you do. Shouldn’t we demand that of ourselves?

Why succumb to the pull of mediocrity? We need to fight to be more than we are and know this will never end. There is no easy way, living an amazing life takes work. HARD WORK.

“The average class loves comfort. The world class is comfortable being uncomfortable.” – author unknown

Sometime ago I watched the movie FAME and at the end one of the main characters Jenny does a speech to the school on what success is. I tend to agree.

“There are some things that success is not, it’s not fame, it’s not money or power.

Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do, that you literally fly out the door.

It’s getting to work with people you love.

Success is connecting with the world and making people feel, it’s finding a way to bind together people who nothing in common but a dream.

It’s falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could.

Success is joy and freedom and friendship.??

And success is love…”

Enough said! For those racing Ironman next weekend, go out and do the best job you can.

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