Challenge Aborted

Just under a year ago, I published a post entitled Challenge Accepted. It chronicled my thought process in what I now know to be the ill-advised decision to embark on the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge this year. Today, after weeks of stress, frustration, pain, soreness, etc., I’m publishing this post: Challenge Aborted. And I’m going to tell you why. When I conceived of this post, I was super angry, and I was going to name names and be as bitchy as I could be (folks who know me know, that can be pretty damn bitchy.) But I’ve come around a bit […]

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Challenge Accepted

I’ve been known to set some goals and crush them. (See nine years cigarette free.) I’ve also been known to set some goals and fail pretty miserably. (See thru-hiking the Laurel Highlands Trail before I turned 30. I’m nearly 31.5. Also see multiple fits and starts with weight loss.) There’s some compelling information in The Antidote about ditching goalsetting behavior. During his years in the corporate world, Kayes had been troubled to watch goalsetting achieve the status of religious dogma among his colleagues. The situation hasn’t changed much today. The hallmark of a visionary leader, it is widely held, is […]

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