Your Inner Circle.

"Mark my words- you will never outperform your inner circle.  If you want to achieve more, the first thing you should do is improve your inner circle." -John Wooden

Do you want to know what your capacity for success is? Look at the people you have around you.

It's true- water rises to its own level.  Who you choose to surround yourself with directly affects the way you view life, challenges and opportunity.  Jim Rohn once said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."

Pre-season training is now behind us.  Last week was recovery week, and this marks the end of the first week of spring/summer Ironman training.

Make sure you clearly define your inner circle.  Who's in?  Who should be gently replaced? Are you rising to a higher level of greatness by surrounding yourself with positive individuals who rise to challenges or are you boggled down by emotional vampires?  Who are you depending on for training partners, emotional support, and balance (aka things/people outside of swimbikerun)?

Do you want to achieve greatness at a higher level in your work, life, or sport?  Improve your inner circle.  It's a good time to start thinking about these things.  It's time to trim the fat.