A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a professional triathlete named, Dave Scott. I feel comfortable saying that Dave Scott is the “Michael Jordan”of triathlon.
A world-class athlete, Dave Scott won the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon six times. In training, Scott would ride his bike 75 miles, swim 20,000 meters, and run 17 miles – on average, every single day. Dave Scott did not have a weight problem! Yet he believed that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet would give him an extra edge. So, Dave Scott – a man who burned at least 5,000 calories a day in training – would literally rinse his cottage cheese to get the extra fat off. Now there is no proof that he needed to rinse his cottage cheese to win the Ironman; that is not the point to the story. The point is that rinsing his cottage cheese was simply one more, small step that he believed would make him just that much better. One small step added to the other small steps to create a consistent program for achievement and progress. He had a plan and he stuck to it.
How are you doing on your New Year’s resolution?
How’s your reading-the-Bible-through-a-year-plan going?
I know you said you were going to stop smoking.
You told me you wanted to work less and spend more time with your family.
You came forward and told the church that you wanted to get closer to God.
How’s it going?
You can do it! Don’t give up!
Just take one small step today and do the same tomorrow.