Until very recently, I did not set goals for myself. I coasted. Setting "goals" I knew I could achieve. I achieved the average, run of the mill, successes that everyone else achieved, forwhich I did not have to work very hard.
Running has helped me to set goals that I can not achieve by coasting.
Through running I have come to realize that through dedication and hard work and sacrifice, I can achieve things that at this moment, might seem unrealistic, far fetched, even impossible.
Tonight I have set 2 goals which will require a great deal of dedication, hard work and sacrifice:
1. Run the Richmond Half Marathon on November 15, 2008
2. Gain acceptance into an MBA in Finance program by the Spring of 2009.
"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and can not help ourselves. The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, "You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that." The human spirit is indomitable."
-Sir Roger Bannister