Manage Obstacles to Well-Being
You can be fearless and still have a little fear. Do not surrender to fear, but go through it with dignity and grace.
One of the most fearsome experiences can be standing at the start of a big race. Picture yourself in a moment like that, even if you’ve never raced before. You’re surrounded by other athletes—all of whom you think are better, faster, and more fit than you. The start line of the Ironman is particularly terrifying. No one is fooling around in this competition. Fifteen hundred fiercely competitive athletes who qualified to get here are salivating for a win. Ahead of us lies 140 miles of swimming, biking, and running in weather conditions that you know will seem insurmountable. ...