Over a decade ago I decided to do an Ironman.
I reached out to a good friend and coach from when I was younger and he had more than a few words of wisdom for me – not the least of which was “beware of A.I.D.S.”
He warned me that once I had done Ironman, I might experience what he referred to as After Ironman Depression Syndrome.
I thought “no way, not me”
But I did.
I discovered, the harder way, that once you accomplish a goal of great personal significance, you may find emptiness.
It may seem silly, but I have encountered it many times in my life so far…
I set a goal to do a marathon.
Over twenty marathons later there was still an emptiness.
What was the point?
I did Ironman, which was great, but then what?
I did another.
I moved onto business, and one day I decided “we could do a million dollars here.”
We pushed that envelope further, and further again.
There are some people that never dream big, never set a goal bigger than their comfort zone, but there are some that do, and this is what they find.
The worst part of this story is that not once did I really stop to celebrate those victories, and they were all victories.
I am not telling you to set small goals – far from it.
Just celebrate, and bask in the accomplishment… then move onto the next goal – and know that it doesn’t need to be bigger than the last!
(like writing a post every day for thirty days)