Goals are great and an important part of life. I set big goals all the time but there is an important part of goal setting that not many people focus on. I found this out the hard.
In 2016, my major goal for the year was to run a marathon. It was my first ever marathon and I was in good shape at the time so I set my sights on completing the marathon in 4:00 hours. I put the work in over the 20 weeks before Marathon day and was determined when I started that I would hit my goal.
However, I was so preoccupied with the end result, I missed out on something very important.