“If you ask a fifty goal a season scorer what the goalie looks like, he’ll say he’s just a small blur. But if you ask a five goal a season player, he’ll say the goalie is a huge mountain of pads. He can even tell you the brand name on the pads. I see the net” – Wayne Gretzky (Ice Hockey All Time Great)
It’s all too easy to see the obstacles that stand in our way to training hard – time, family commitments, work. But we need to look at these obstacles objectively and assess how big they really are. Can we not lose sight of our ultimate goals. or are the obstacles blocking them from view, Can we do something to remove the obstacle or at least make it smaller.
Is the obstacle in fact in our head? Are we just looking for an excuse? Ultimately the obstacles are as big or small as we choose to make them.
I will shift the focus from the obstacles to my goals.