In this 2nd video about How to Get Started in Triathlon, I talk about how the quality of the initial decision to start down a path to a goal can affect the outcome.
If our decision is hasty, based on a whim, or not backed with a compelling purpose, we put ourselves at risk of giving up the minute it starts to get hard (and it will get hard!), and we send ourselves into a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting, false starts, and relapsing into unhealthy habits.
How can our decisions lead to sustainable results? First, we need to reinforce them with a compelling outcome (our dream), a compelling purpose (a vision that serves us and serves the world), and a compelling set of goals (a path toward success). This will give us the incentive to persist even when it gets hard, and even if we have failures along the way. A decision grounded in these elements can lead to a virtuous cycle of rewarding health, fitness, and happiness.
Stay tuned for video #3 where we create a goal hierarchy, and discuss how to create a path toward ideal outcome.