Friday, December 28, 2012

Kermit the Frog - Wise Words for IT '13

“I have a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. It’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And I found a whole group of friends who have the same dream, and that makes us sort of like a family.” - Kermit the Frog


Tomorrow is the last all-team workout of the New Year - a long bike ride, a short run, and hopefully some good grub to follow. We are about to start week 9, and I'm already feeling the tinge of bitterness that accompanies the sweet of sharing a passion with someone ... or 80 someones. The bitterness being: how does time pass so quickly? How much have I gotten to really know my teammates? There is still so much to learn and share, and the clock is ticking.

After the New Year, when folks return from abroad and afar, we'll get to practice together as a whole unit - The Ironteam. We'll have 5, 6 and 7 months to do so.

For me - the finish line? It's not as important as the process of getting there. Sharing the same dream of pushing limits, exceeding expectations and holding onto those brief moments of confidence that fuel the inner fire - that's what making the most out of the 'here and now' is to me.

So much promise and potential on the horizon for 2013. Never expected it'd be a puppet from my childhood who brings these ideas into a valuable perspective.


Bob Logan said...

Amen, Kermit.

Elisabeth Waller-Scott said...

Ah! I love the quote from Kermit. There's a lot of people on the team, and it takes time, but, IT will easily slip in to family mode before you know it... :)