Friday, May 11, 2007

Deep Thoughts

I was thinking the other day about goal setting and why many people find it easier to set a goal that is just outside of the top level, and seem to be happy with achieving that. For example, it is much easier to say that the goal would be to finish top ten rather than setting a goal of winning, or that the goal is to get a B rather than shooting for an A. Perhaps this comes from the simple fact that it is easy to achieve a substandard goal, but takes much more work, dedication, and sacrifice in order to achieve a higher one. This can be applied to many facets of life, not the least of which are athletics, academics, work, and relationships. It is hard to achieve maximum success, and we tend to make fun of those who choose to pursue this. Think about it, we all know one or two people who seem to be always working, rarely taking the time to do anything else, yet these people frequently are the ones who seem to excel in most things that they do, while the rest of us seem to simply exist, being good at some things and average at the rest. Perhaps we are simply happy with that. Adios.

9 comments:

Wesley said...
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Wesley said...

Thanks for the nice words buddy. It's really nice to know someone notices.

Wildcat Cycling Muthafukas said...

Word up from KansASS!

We tried to take your advice and just put it in the big ring and go, but Pablito forgot to eat big (it's pretty much a stage race!), and Kyle and I weren't motivated because we weren't racing against you.

-AeroLegs.com

Anonymous said...

wow....that is a deep thought. that about sums up the meaning of life.......

Jer Walker said...

Jason, You've been thinking in this way for a long time. Back when you rode for me at Great Lakes and decided to take on the NORBA circuit. You could have easily stayed in Michigan and dominated, but you wanted to be better than that. I think that's cool. I have finally "got it" and take a simlar approach. I don't win much, but when I do it sure is sweet. Later.

Jer

Karew said...

Jer,

Send me your email address when you get a chance. Good to hear from you.

Jason

Jer Walker said...

No sweat, here you go:

jerwalker@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Well written J. DC

Anonymous said...

Jason, You are truly the enlightened "Buddha" of Tucson cycling. Hey it's good to know you finally agree with me on something.
JP