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Focus on where you’re going, not where you’ve been

Mountain BikeI try to mountain bike as much as I can. There is nothing quite like the feeling of being on the trail, in the flow of things, and not letting anything get in your way.Until you hit a rock or a tree.They’re always there. Sometimes you hit them and sometimes you don’t. I highly recommend not hitting either of them but how do you do that?Don’t look at them. If you look at the rock, you’ll hit the rock. If you’ll stare at the tree, you’ll hit the tree. You must look where you want to go, not where you don’t want to go.I’ve found this incredibly useful in life as well. The more you focus on what you want and where you want to go, the faster you will get there. It’s not even an IF you get there, it’s a when. Simple as that. Don’t think about all the crap other people do in the spare time. Turn off the TV, say goodbye to friends that don’t get you stoked about life, and get thinking about what you want.Then think about more. And more. And more. Every single day, think about those things that you want. Start working on how you’re going to get those things, achieve those goals and go those places. The more you think about them, the faster you’ll get them.Go. Now. Start thinking.—-UpdatesI’m using this space to keep everyone updated on what’s going on with my projects.Spark Challenge UpdateI thought I would do an easy one this month by making my Spark Challenge working on the hiking guide product I’m launching at the end of the month for PureOutside. Apparently I don’t have 2 spare hours each day to do that. Either that or I screw around a lot and I don’t know where my time goes. Either reason is plausible. With so much running right now with marathon training, I have a lot less time than usual.Million Dollar Blog Project UpdateMy first product! The Mount Benson Hiking Guide comes out at the end of the month. I still haven’t decided on the final name of the product but it will be about hiking Mount Benson in Nanaimo. Again, I can’t believe it’s taken this long to come out but it’s finally going to be here.Traffic has been pretty steady on the site with the odd bump here and there than I can’t really explain. I’ve been posting every week with posts that I schedule once a month so that helps with the traffic. Once the guide is done and I have a bit more time, I’d like to focus on getting a few more mega posts going. I really had fun doing the Biggest List of Ski Films in the World, and I’d like to expand that idea to the other sports I cover. Part of the fun is watching so many awesome film trailers while I’m researching the post!Latest AdventuresI’ve been out sailing a couple times since the last update. The weather has been off and on and not the greatest for sailing but it was just nice to get on the water. I’m trying to sponge up every tidbit of knowledge about sailing in anticipation of the VanIsle 360 race next summer, a 2 week race around Vancouver Island.I managed to get out this past weekend to do a quick overnight ski tour to Forbidden Plateau. We didn’t have much time but we still got out for a nice adventure. Sunday it rained like crazy but we were still outside so it was worth it.Fitness: Marathon UpdateMarathon training is no longer killing me but it’s still tough. Running 6 days a week is taking it’s toll on my free time. I love running but I would like more free time to do other things. We’re up to 26 kilometres for the long run this weekend.That’s it for this edition of the updates. Stay tuned for more about the launch of my first product in the next edition!—-img