Goal Setting- Half Marathon

Do you have anything you are working towards? What are your goals?

Without goals, whatever you are doing can be pointless. Goal setting is a powerful way to increase motivation about your ideal future, and for turning your goal into reality.

Just listen to a few known people about the importance of Goal Setting:

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
Earl Nightingale

“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.”
Viktor Frankl

“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.”
Norman Vincent Peale

One of my personal goals is to do a Half-Marathon in December in Charlotte, North Carolina. I will be running the Amica Insurance Half Marathon on December 12th, 2009. If you decide to join me the link is below:
http://www.runcharlotte.com/welcome.htm

I didn’t just roll out of bed one morning and decide to run the half marathon; I have been running for awhile. I mentioned before that my wife got me the Nike Plus to track my running for Christmas last year. Since then I have been running 5 kilometer races and will run a 10 kilometer one this weekend, and have a 15 kilometer one scheduled for next month.

2XU Compression Tights

2XU Compression Tights

Recently I purchased some compression tights by 2XU to give better knee support, help my muscles to stay warm and to reduce fatigue. Just this morning I ran 10 kilometers in my neighborhood as part of my training routine and I shaved off two minutes wearing the compression tights. My wife says it was all mental, I can partially agree with her. But whatever it was, I ran two minutes faster.

You have to be SMART about your goals, I’ll talk about that in my next goal setting post. Until then, here are some links to other Goal Setting posts:
http://www.ncnblog.com/2009/09/23/how-to-stay-on-track/
http://www.truevisionary.com/2009/09/3-foundational-steps-to-achieving-your-goals/
http://coachingcommons.org/featured/how-to-create-your-life-list-and-get-moving/

Half Marathon, here I come,
Samuel Carrara

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About Sam

I try to enjoy life and impart tidbits of wisdom with other people. This picture of me was taken on top of a ski slope in Aspen, Colorado after a wedding for my sister-in-law.
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12 Responses to Goal Setting- Half Marathon

  1. Menaka says:

    It is the most prominent part of business. Then we can work for the goal, But what about some people who accidentally get into the business without goal?

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  3. Sali says:

    Norman Vincent Peale’s words very touching about goal setting. I think goal setting is a big thing when we do business that all of us make mistakes. So I will always care of goals

  4. Travis says:

    Good luck with that and be sure to keep everyone up to date on how things are moving… personally, I’m trying to start with a half-marathon myself, although I probably won’t start until after the new year sometime. I’ve been doing a lot of biking and running to prepare, but it’s still a lot of work; definitely one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever put myself up to.

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  6. jeremy john says:

    You are so right you need to set your goals to be able to succeed. Good luck on joining the marathon I hope you will be the first one to finish it. I hope I could also join you, I would definitely try to clear my schedule so that I could join. See you there.

  7. Ansika says:

    Interesting.Carrara always shows magic. The fact is that he always giving awareness about the different steps of marketing in a different platform

  8. Alfred says:

    The wordings included here are really inspiriting. While I am going through these, i got a nice information about goal setting.Thank you

  9. Jameson says:

    Its certainly true that without a goal you could end up no where or any where, most likely somewhere you don’t want to be. There is not really any such thing as an unrealistic goal, the more extravagant the idea, the more work your going to need to do.

  10. Sam says:

    It is true that you should set your goals high. So unrealistic to one person may be very realistic to another.

    The difference is hard work.

    Sam

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  12. running a half marathon says:

    I have looked at many sites and have not come across one such as yours, which tells everyone everything they need to know.I have added you to my bookmarks. Can anyone suggest other related topics that I can search for to find out more information?

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