Thoughts on failure and persistence; shop closed today.
The Tri Town Crew and I just wrapped up a two day retreat in Sun Valley. We used this time to reflect on key aspects of the business- looking into everything from financials, operations, product, services, and more. I find it helpful sometimes to step away from the normal routine and devote a substantial block of time for reflection and review. It's a lot like a training camp- but for your mind!
A discussion on persistence was one of the many interesting topics our team touched on this weekend. Though our focus was on persistence in business, the key thoughts can be easily applied to athletic training and sport:
- Many fail because they simple lack the persistence to stick with it until they find success.
- Success comes from persistently improving and adapting, not from persistently doing what’s not working.
Not sure where to start? Start by getting the small habits right on a daily basis.
Being persistent is not glorious or pretty. It's not suppose to be. It's about thoughtfully getting in your 10,000 hours while others are sleeping or taking another rest day.
In the end, you may be rewarded for your persistence. But for the truly great ones the struggle is the reward.
Now for your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Events I'm Looking Forward To:
Arizona 70.3 is this weekend in Tempe, AZ. This is the first Ironman branded race of 2020 on US soil, and will be followed by the full distance event on November 22nd.
WE ARE CLOSED TODAY. We will be back to normal hours tomorrow at 10am.
Quote that Struck a Chord:
Thoughts from others on persistence:
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison
"My experience as a coach tells me that to become world champion in endurance disciplines, you have to train SMART, AND you have to train a LOT. One without the other is insufficient.” Dag Kaas, coach to 12 individual world champions in four different sports.
Have a great week!
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