As some of you may know one of my hobbies is OCR (Obstacle Course Racing). My last big event was at the end of June this year and it was an incredible race!
That event was a 12-hr overnight race where I ended up running well over 50 km and finished 7th. It was by far the biggest accomplishment that I’ve had in my racing career to date. I put in a tonne of hard work and training in the months prior to get that result and I loved every minute of it.
Well, just a few weekends ago I ran the Edmonton Lululemon 8 km Ghost Race and this had been the first time that I ran competitively since the big event in June. It had been almost 4 months since I really had done any running!
My wife and I had a baby girl in September and with work, getting prepared for the baby, and adjusting to life with a newborn, my running and training took a back seat! (p.s. Loving Dad Life!)
Anyways, back to the race… I was bagged, hot (from being overdressed), sore, and more or less wishing I had slept in that Sunday morning… and I was feeling that way before I had even hit the halfway point!
However, as I neared the end of this 8km race I had a point of reflection so to speak…
I had to remember that I actually love running, I love the feeling of working hard and sweating, and I love training for that next big race!
Now, if you’re like me and you have big goals in life…. whether it’s a personal fitness goal, a professional goal, a financial goal, or really any big goal… I think it’s vitally important to always stay focused and to fall in love with the process or the journey, and remember that the results will come.
Fall in love with the process, and the results will come. - Eric Thomas
One of the things that I will often speak with my clients about is how important it is to stay more committed and focused on the process of financial planning than the actual plan itself.
I get really fired up and excited to talk about the BIG goals that my clients set out… some of these goals are set and will take 5, 10 maybe even 15 or 20 years to fully come to fruition.
In order to reach a big goal, it usually takes a number of things: a game plan, consistency, accountability, adjustments, hard work, tough decisions… you name it; it’s all part of the journey to get to where you ultimately want to be or to achieve the result you’re looking for.
So next time you set out on accomplishing a big goal, I suggest you ask yourself this question:
“Am I able to fall in love with the process and do what it takes to reach my goal?”
If the answer is “Heck Yes”, the results will come.