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Aug 01, 2019 22:41:07

Awesome August: Response to Responses

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 299 words | 249🔥 | 251💌

Craig Petterson

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I'm glad this post has inspired a few of you to take action - to join me, to challenge me, to encourage me and others.

It seemed strange to respond to an individual post when there were 4 posts with my name tagged, so it makes sense to start a fresh post.

@keni - I'd love to hear more about your planning and reviewing. Are there any specific posts of yours that you would recommend?

@jasonleow - I'm sure the "Awesome August" and "Flawless February" could be applied to each month, even better if the name aligns with your goals!

@haideralmosawi - Thanks for the response. Your thoughts were very interesting for me, particularly #1, "Set yourself up for success". I often feel like I attempt too much and many people have mentioned this to me in the past. Alternatively, sometimes I've not done enough and I've missed out on that potential.

Just recently, I was running 25 miles per month. It was an easily achievable goal. I wasn't challenging myself. I would take days off that I shouldn't have taken. Somebody challenged me to take that to 50 miles. Maybe these are the small successes building up that you are talking about, but sometimes you need a challenge to inspire great action.

Thought #2 "Why did previous attempts fail?" - I don't particularly think I've "failed" recently. Sure, I'm not achieved all of my goals, but I think - as you say - they have not been my priorities. I think that's the reason and that's okay, but that's always why I'm recalibrating.

@brianball - I'm not bitter than you spelt my name wrong (winces in pain). I started writing my reply to you, but it's become huge... I'll reply in a separate post.

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    @craigpetterson - hey, when did you change your bloody name. Did you get married or something? LOL -- btw, you inspired a whole side business: I'm calling it RocketMonth! follow me on Twitter ;-) @rocketmonth

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 01, 2019 15:05:56
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      @brianball done - tell me more!

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Aug 01, 2019 23:13:50
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