Seasoned Digital Product Leader, creative writer, and published artist. Writes about personal growth, leadership, writing, and product development. Occasionally publishes short stories and fiction.
Harness the mental prowess of an Ironman
I could have quit that first race back in 2007 before I ever started. Four-foot waves crashed on the shores of the mid-Atlantic, washing grown men onto the sand after they failed to get past the breakers. I trembled on the beach, eying them — these triathletes who looked so much more experienced than I was. They had it all: the tri suits, the nice goggles, the chiseled bodies.
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. But I can feel it rising in my throat—an unstoppable tsunami triggered by an earth-shattering realization in the pit of my stomach. Like the raging columns of water from the ocean floor to the wave’s crest, every atom in my body leans toward the one thing I feel prepared to do, and that is to scream.