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Because I am an ambassador for the
Gwinnett County Chamber, we receive several emails per week. One email that we
recently received was the Button Down Dash newsletter #3.
One of the articles discussed training
for long distance running but the principles apply to business as well, so I
wanted to share them with you. Each of the principles is powerful enough to
write an entire blog on that point.
Myrlin Wasko | For Active.com
Committed to running your first half or
full marathon, but having difficulty staying motivated? Consider these six
1. Find a running
partner or group.
Knowing others are relying on you to show up for a training session can be a
great motivator. This is especially helpful for your weekly long run.
Finding a running group dedicated to raising funds for certain causes is
another option to consider. Becoming involved in a cause larger than your
training could add the motivation you need.
2. Publicize your
more you share your training efforts and goals, the more likely you'll be to
stick to your plan. Start sharing with those closest to you such as family
members or close friends.
3. Make finishing
the race your goal. Focus
your efforts on completing the full distance and worry less about your pace in
your first race. If running is the right fit for you, you'll finish
the race hungry for the next race and a new PR.
4. Find something
that makes training enjoyable. Maybe it's hitting the gym early in the
morning or admiring nature while running outdoors, or listening to your
favorite music. Combine your interests with running to keep your commitment
5. Keep a log. Your log doesn't
have to be detailed, just jot down the distance and how you felt. If
motivated to record more, consider additional details such as time, location,
and other specific details. Periodically reviewing your entries is a good
reminder of the hard work you have already invested in your training.
6. Find a simple
training plan. Make
sure the training plan specifics meet your needs and fit your schedule. Books
and the Internet contain a plethora of plans. Whichever plan you choose,
remember to keep your first race goal to completing the race.
By using the hints
above, you can help ensure your motivation level stays high during your
training. Good luck!
Do you understand how these
principles apply to business? Which principle have you used to make your
business better? Share your thoughts below.
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