There is one thing in life that has always eluded me. That one thing has always been the ability to swim. It’s not that I can’t swim (unless you ask my wife ) it’s just that I cannot swim very well. In 9th grade I took your standard swim class, but that was about the extent of my training. I like to think I got really good at it over the 9 weeks but really I probably wasn’t much better than the toddler down at the local Y just starting out. About all I can do is enough to survive if I was capsized on a boat or needed to get away from a really really really slow shark (I’m talking, tail and fins cut off type shark).
Recently, I bought a membership to our local pool and my goal in 2013 is to learn how to swim freestyle really well. Perhaps one day beating my wife in a 50 meter race. It could happen. Did I mention she used to swim competitively? In addition to mastering the freestyle, I would like to master one other stroke be it the butterfly, breaststroke or even back stroke. My hope is that I can make swimming a fun hobby rather than something to dread.
My challenge to you is to find something you want to do but really really suck at and learn to master it. Practice it, embrace it, and make it something that you can really enjoy once you are good at it. I love the water but hate swimming simply because it is something I’ve always been terrible at.
Tell me what that one thing is you want to master. What steps are you going to take to master it? What other goals do you have for 2013?