Daily Diary Entries
Day 76 -79 – The Weekend, Preparation & My MBASeptember 11th, 2013 by David
I have had an eventful few days, I have been snowed under trying to get everything finished up at work in preparation for my holiday beginning on Wednesday, it has been tiring and stressful however there is some good news – I finally managed to submit my MBA dissertation! This for me is a huge achievement. For the last 2 and a half years I have been working full time and studying in the evenings. It has been brutal, whenever I would go on holiday I would need to plan to make sure I had time to complete a paper or submit contributions to the online classroom, there has been no rest bite and even last Christmas day I was sat in my own private villa overlooking the Indian ocean whilst trying to put the finishing touches to a module project. It has been tough and I am pleased I have finished. Knowing me however I
will try to fill in the gap, training for a marathon won’t be enough and I will be on to the next personal project
As for the weight loss and lifestyle change, well I am full steam ahead. I spent a long time on the phone this weekend to my brother Matty going over the execution plan for the marathon. It really hit home just how much of a mountain I have to climb especially after suffering from shin splints on a run this week. It is going to be a real challenge but as my brother pointed out I am stubborn enough to get to the finishing line. That is my driver, that finishing line, I imagine the feeling of success once I raise my arms knowing I have achieved something that up until very recently was just a figment of my imagination. I think that this is a great point, if you are able to create the vision of success in your mind, then with proper planning, hard work and determined execution you can achieve that vision and make it your reality.
Although I am going to have a difficult 3 weeks ahead, with a wedding in Ibiza, training course back home in England and a trip out to the US to see my brother, i am determined to stay on track and not slip. I want the vision and feeling of success more that I want anything else…