It is a popular belief that when you write down your objectives or speak about your goals and aims with people, you’re more likely to achieve them. Speaking up about objectives binds you closer to goals, they say. Not a bad idea.
So here I’d like to disclose my cycling objective of this year: Ride 75 km in a single trip. In my scheme of things, this means 38 km up and equal in return. Going deep inside Greater NOIDA. It would be great in many aspects – excellent greenery (by Delhi standards), almost flat roads, and plenty of fresh air. Well, that’s what I aim to achieve.
I’ve started off a few weekends towards this goal and has so far clocked 65 km in less than 3 hours. Way to go. I’m planning to raise the bar little by little every weekend to reach there. Our little family is united in support. I’m getting reinforcements transported to my destination. In my terms that’s what luxury actually means.
My family considers this goal with a significant weight and keeps pushing me towards achieving it. And with inspiration from serious riders such as Jim and Diego, I’m starting this long journey towards the 75km mark, hoping that someday I’ll cross the 100km dream limit too.
Currently I stand at 65 (km) and in a not so good shape. So I understand the gravity of the situation and have only a mild idea about the level of effort I would need to make in order to reach there. So wish me luck. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and am trying to get back in shape.
Do you believe in the practice of making your goals known, and thereby binding yourself to them? Please share your thoughts.