Daily Log 26 May 2011 – If you have an idea take action on it




I’ve been sitting on an idea for the last 3 years. My work as a trainer/coach/instructor for corporate training is going very well but I’ve always toyed with the idea of venturing into the world of public programmes which is a different world altogether. One of the reason I hesitate to do so is because I know I would lose a certain amount of anonymity. To be successful in public programmes one would have to have a strong identity and brand but I didn’t want to be ‘out there’. Isn’t that strange? As a trainer, all limelight would fall on me when I conduct the programmes but I would rather be someone who had a low profile.

I want to share some of the strategies and tools that I use in my own life to get the results I am getting and going public is the best way to spread the message (so to speak).

So today, I decided to do it. October 2011 and I want it to be big. Our initial plan is to cover 2000 participants (or Learners as I prefer to call them).

Am not sure where it will take me. One thing for certain I am feeling a renewed sense of purpose and energy. This is a good decision.

So, if you have an idea, take some action and see where it takes you. You may surprise yourself. The worse that can happen is nothing happens. The best thing that can happen is that you achieve it.


I spent an hour on the bike today working on getting some distance done as well as my pedaling technique. I notice that my pedaling is not smooth and is at times very jerky. I’ve read that to do well on the bike, the pedaling has to be a smooth spin.

Nothing remarkable about this bike workout other than I managed to work up a good sweat.


I was supposed to go for my weekly triathlon workout this evening. I arrived half an hour early today as I wanted to beat the traffic. I waited for about 45 minutes and thought that it must have been cancelled. So I left to go to my usual swim hangout nearer to where I live. What a big mistake as the workout did happen. I should have stayed another 10 minutes.

Nevertheless, I did manage a good workout on my own:

4x50m warm up
2x50m kick with fins, 2x50m pull with pullbuoy, 2x50m freestyle (3 sets)
2x50m catch up
2x50m single arm
6x50m freestyle

I have to go back to basics on my swim technique as my form has deteriorated over the last few weeks ever since I started to do some speed workout. The speed workout really shows bad technique as you have less time to focus on the stroke. I learn that it’s important that I be able to do the strokes slowly and as perfectly as possible which is the focus for the swim this evening.

I felt my technique is settling back to what it was a few weeks ago (and I was even able to do some bilateral breathing). More drills and even more drills will be the order of the day for the next 2 weeks.

Let’s see what happens.

About Reza Ali

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