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The Solo Training ride

The Solo Training Ride

The task spreads out before me like molasses poured onto a tabletop, indulging in its viscous immensity. Its growing breadth makes it a kind of enigma, the sort distinguished by an elusive end and therefor an intangible beginning. It occurs to me, at this moment, that the difference between those who achieve and those who stagnate is not measured by their greatness, but by their courage to begin. There is a boldness in embarking on that to which the end is unknown, to trust in your ability to navigate a path along which the way can be felt more than it can be seen.

In life, our path is fractured by the paths of those in our social and professional proximity. In training, we are simply a product of our discipline and will. In a world full of change and flux, training stands out as a beautifully simple thing. Time in the saddle goes in one end, and progress comes out the other. The magnitude of the change we see as a result is directly proportional to our commitment to a goal; there is nowhere to to seek answers to our failures but inside ourselves.

Just cant be put any better for a cyclist by a cyclist. Simply the essence of training.The entire post is nice read.
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Self discipline and Success

Since the day i stumbled upon the TED site, I have been a fan of TED. People who talk at TED are really exceptional and they have made it on TED because of their intellect and ideas. I really appreciate every one of them who have presented there for sharing their knowledge and making everybody wiser.

I recently got to watch Mr. Joachim on this nice interesting video. What he speaks about is  really very simple, something we know about. Not all of  us realize it often and capitalise with it.Well he speaks about self discipline.  I would say self discipline is all about yourself and you fail at it you loose in life and the best part is you can’t blame anyone else for it but your self. I feel self control and self discipline are not two different things. The more you have control over your self the more you can groom your self. The take from the video is “the more disciplined you are the better are the chances for success”. I really enjoyed the video hope you will too. Head over to Ted Talks and keep checking them for more thought provoking Talks. BTW a big hats off to team TED!

You can download the video from here.

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