Keeping the balance

This morning's Runner's World Daily Kick In The Butt was something that I really needed, both for running and just life in general.

"If you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it."


It is true, that if you don't aim high you will never amount to much more than what you are today, but I have a constant battle of aiming too high and never meeting my mark, or taking so long to get to the goal that I get discouraged and give in to the myth that I am not good enough.

Keeping the balance and knowing when to aim big and when to make smaller goals is key to keeping driven and focused.

How do you balance these two?

Tim Wilson -


  1. Love that quote from Emil Z. :-) I should have used it in the blog entry I just posted, would have fit in nicely. I guess everyone is thinking about goals and the New Year.

    Hang in there, you will see your marathon. --Alex (aka run350)

  2. Yea, thanks - I went for my first run yesterday since the last surgery.... Looking forward to getting back at it.

  3. Good quote... and it doesn't mean that you can't set your goals high. Just means that there are a bunch of little ones before you get to the "big one". Keep the faith.