I often explore what it takes to achieve goals, to get beyond the “hope” stage and actually create concrete results. In fact, earlier this year, I blogged about the importance of a “structured” vessel when one seeks to achieve goals. Today’s blog post explores another aspect of setting and achieving goals – this time the importance of action.
Multi-speed bikes are an asset
When I was a child, I rode a single speed bicycle. It didn’t matter whether I was biking up a hill or racing down a gravel road, my bike had just one gear, and I had to adjust my effort and speed in order to compensate for the riding conditions. As I grew older though, I realized that one could actually make the bicycle-riding experience easier and more enjoyable by getting a 3-speed, a 10-speed or even a 21-speed bike. The greatest benefit of a multiple-speed bicycle was that I could adjust the pedaling resistance to ride more easily over a greater variety of terrains. Brilliant!
Shortly after I got my first 10-speed bike, I quickly realized one additional and extremely vital fact – in order to switch gears, you had to be moving. Continue reading