Discussing Goal Achieving with Kathleen Petty

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On Feb. 20th I was on CBC Radio’s ‘Ontario Today’ with host Kathleen Petty. Following a discussion of the challenges of achieving goals the phone lines were open for callers to weigh in with their goal achieving paths. I had a tonne of fun and was so impressed by the diversity of challenges and goals that people called in to share.

Olympian Marnie McBean on Achieving Goals

CBC Radio’s Ontario Today interviewed three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Athlete Mentor for the Canadian Olympic Team Marnie McBean about her recently published book, The Power of More: How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals, and how she achieved her own.

Time and Action

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This might be quite obvious, but February comes up really quickly in the calendar year. What I mean is, we’re only 31 days into 2013 and already it is February. Not surprisingly… the same thing will happen next year. In 2014 those first 31 days will move extraordinarily slowlyand unbelievably quickly. (Actually, this whole pre-Olympic year might go that way.) Seems that time always moves that way with respect to anticipation; simultaneously slow and fast.

As a summer athlete I had 6 or 7 months at the beginning of a year to get comfortable with the fact that my Olympic year – those numbers that had been in my head forever (’92, ’96, 2000) – had arrived.  I could be way off on this, but sometimes I think that the Winter Olympics must kind of sneak up on people. Don’t let that happen to you: Be comfortable and ready when 2014 and specifically, February 2014 arrives. Continue reading