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Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want by Patricia Walsh

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CHAPTER 4

BE AN IRON MAN OR IRON WOMAN

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THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS NOT IN NEVER FALLING, BUT IN RISING AGAIN AFTER YOU FALL.

—Vince Lombardi

One day over coffee, a close friend asked me a question that changed my life: “Have you ever considered doing an IRONMAN?” I hadn’t because I didn’t know what an IRONMAN was. I had never really known any triathletes, and I wasn’t even exactly sure what a triathlon was. However, I tend to go into things head first. I went home that day and signed up for an IRONMAN without even researching the distances. At this point in time, I was a decent runner, I had one bike ride under my belt (to and from several ...

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