An Ultra Life
by Sue Aquila
This is a year of celebrations for me: my business is 15 years old, we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary in our relationship and my daughter graduates from high school to attend the college of her choice this fall.
Yes, I am smiling today. On one hand, I believe my life is really the result of a lot of luck. On the other hand, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by some excellent teachers.
Most of my closest friends happen to be older than me. Whether they know it or not, I tend to emulate the things they have done to be successful in their lives:
I had a great unorthodox professor for a doctoral class in higher ed. He explained that although many people and organizations invest a lot of time and money in a strategic plan, they are worthless once they are completed. Everything changes.
I think of my life strategic plan like a train track. I have a direction I want to go and a parallel path framed by the tenets I have observed to live a life of value. These are the same truths we experience in our microcosm of triathlon:
I have my first race of the season this weekend. As the short taper begins, I find myself in a reflective mood. I am hoping for lots of luck on Sunday but I am relying on all the lessons I have learned as I toe the start line. I have great teachers...
Sue Aquila is a USAT Level 1 coach who balances her ironman training with running a successful business that she built from the ground up. She blogs regularly at fewoman.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @fewoman.