Managing The Aftermath Of Achievement…

Posted: March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Life is a journey, not a destination”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boston Finisher's Medals

It is difficult to appreciate the journey when the destination is so significant.  Whether the destination is a graduation, marriage, the birth or a child or the 2014 Boston Marathon…the journey will ultimately overshadow the destination.

The 2014 Boston Marathon is particularly significant in the aftermath of last year’s senseless tragedy.  We are eager to heal and to show the world, particularly those that threaten our freedom and our lives, the spirit of a marathoner.

But I hope you will take the time to live in the moment, even the frigid temperatures, ice and snow-covered roads, and the seemingly endless winter, and embrace the warmth of the friendships you have developed the past few months.  It’s so easy to be consumed by the destination…the finish line on Boylston Street on April 21, 2014…and miss out on the reality of what this journey is truly all about.

Yes, it’s undeniable that training for nearly 6 months to prepare for the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston is our primary goal.  But it shouldn’t be at the neglect of all the small things that collectively define this journey…the new friendships that will sustain us through life, the times we laughed, the times we cried, the encouragement we’ve offered one another and, most importantly, the hope and opportunity our fundraising will give  those that have gone far too long without both.

While the magnitude of the 2014 Boston Marathon cannot be discounted, I know the entire journey will undoubtedly be the sustenance your soul needs to continue to live a meaningful life in service to others.

Now is the time to focus on each moment of the journey so, once you arrive at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and beyond, you will have enjoyed and been inspired by the journey as much as the destination!

Boston Marathon Finish

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