- What if I get to the goal and I completely flop?
- What if I get to the goal and I hit a homerun?
- What if I get to the goal and it is completely anti-climatic?
Finishing, for me, does not provide the thrill of accomplishment but rather the sigh of relief that I didn't die.
Was I truly tired? Yes.
Could I have gotten up on time? Yes.
Did I? No.
That is exactly why I need this challenge. To find my way of getting through the middles and facing the ends... with whatever results await there.
I think not. Accepting failure is really just another excuse.
It would be incredibly easy to say "Oh well, I missed a day so the challenge is over for me." And then go on about my life and drop this challenge into the overflowing bucket of uncompleted things.
I've began to realize that the true challenge in this activity, for me, is not the fear of turning the water to cold but rather to face the boredom of the middle and then accept that as long as I finish, I've won.