Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dealing With Disappointing Results

As we wind up the year, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on ways to "get back on your horse".

If you were disappointed with your fitness goals this year, take a read over this article from Cheryl D. Hart that was published in USA Triathlon.

I can't tell you how many times I've encountered disappointment from results at an event or my resentment for not being able to participate in an event due to injury. It's bound to happen. The most important takeaway from this experience is to learn from any mistakes and move forward.

Most events are annual, so in the popular Chicago Cub vernacular, there really is another "next year". Truthfully, you can always do an event again the following year. Don't be defined by the results that disappointed you, be defined by how you recover.

As the Japanese proverb quoted in the article says, "Fall seven times. Get up eight."

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