I’m not a runner, I’ve never trained for a marathon, but I have trained for presentations, content for short stories, job interviews, and learning new skills. Although, it’s all different forms of training a decision to accomplish a goal has to still be made. Every runner in a marathon makes the same decision to train and run the best they can. The reason behind that decision varies though. The ‘why’ behind the decision to train for a marathon is similar to the why behind any decision to focus on a goal.
Your ‘why’ is your motivation.
Maybe you want to travel, advance in your career, change careers, move out of state (or the country), spend more time with your family…whatever your ‘why’ is…use that to motivate your action behind focusing on your goal.
A goal to write a book, finish a degree, learn a new program at work, get healthier or accomplish something that will bring you pure joy deserves as much focus and training as one does for an intense marathon.
Once you define the goal you want to focus on you can start to train.
- Dedicate time to it daily
- Celebrate accomplishments
- Accept the fact that you deserve to run your race your own unique way (for your unique reason why)
- Even when it seems tough, keep going
- Remind yourself of your ‘why’
- Remember setbacks are not the same as quitting
- Keep going, keep training, keep accomplishing
So… how do you train…why are you training?