Sunday, 27 October 2013

5 is the Magic Number


I'm one of these unfortunate people who cannot work towards anything unless I have a specific goal to aim for.  Just coasting along on a meandering path towards something that might or might not be heading towards improvement will generally result in me just not bothering, I am sure that I am not alone in this.

In my procrastination today when deciding if I was going to get up and go for a ride when my alarm went off this morning I  recalled the following quote:

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
Michelangelo
Although I didn't actually get out of bed (this isn't supposed to be a post about inspiration leading to success you know) I started to think what would make me get out of bed.  An alarm is a trigger to do something, it's not the reason itself, I had no reason to get up and I felt I had better come up with one.. quickly... zzzzzz. Although I promptly dozed off again in my dream state I had an epiphany and the number 5 appeared.

So that settled it, my goal this coming year is to aim for the number 5  ...5 watts per kilo at threshold that is.

Yes, this is a stretch goal for me but that what goals should be all about, stretching you to be the best that you can be and not settling for something that is expected to be achieved.