It's a new month, and an opportunity to set new goals. I don't really like to get into the "why" behind things. I just know successful people set goals, so I started doing it, too.
Today, I wrote down 17 different goals for the month of April. Some of them are personal, and some are for CLTIVATE. They're all pretty lofty, but I like to aim high, because sobriety has taught me that I can do literally anything I put my mind to (with God's help, of course.)
One of the goals I wrote down is to "Run 10 miles." A little context...I run a lot. Usually around 5 or 6 miles. That's pretty much my limit. I decided to take my training to the next level this month, so at some point I can run 10 miles. Well...today I ran 10 miles, and I don't think it's coincidence that I was able to almost DOUBLE my stamina. It's because I wrote the goal down, and my mind became set on that new task.
It's a great feeling, but it also feels like I got hit by a small bus, then trampled by a herd of rabid buffaloes, then taken away by giant vultures and dropped off on my couch. (Then kicked in the head by a small giant.) Totally worth it. I'll recover.