"Is this the best I can do?" That's how Seth starts his post, and this is how he ends it:
"The object isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to hold back until you’ve created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all."
Having just finished a post about the difference between focusing on Process vs Results, this quote seemed incredibly timely. Optimal Training isn't about running the perfect race. That's a goal, of course, every time you step on the line. But it's not what Optimal Training is about.
Optimal Training is about you. It's about focusing on your strengths, pursuing your passions, and never settling for good enough. If you read this, you're probably a runner. But I bet you're also a student, teammate, or colleague as well. Running may be your career or it may be your hobby. Whatever the case, I hope you will approach it with the attitude that you will fail relentlessly in pursuit of something bigger than you can imagine.