Life is a marathon, not a sprint

Today I want to write about resilience, courage, perseverance, tenacity, tolerance, our power to stay mentally present, focusing on what we want to achieve.

Mujer Running Race

How many times have you heard this phrase and in what contexts? It is widely used in England.

 

Hello everybody!

 

Today I want to write about resilience, courage, perseverance, tenacity, tolerance, our power to stay mentally present, focusing on what we want to achieve.

 

When you feel tired and consider giving up, these phrases may encourage you to keep going.

 

  • Don't stop

“Everything is going to be fine in the end. If it's not fine it's not the end. ”

One of my favorite John Lennon phrases.

Basically, don’t give up. Hold on to the idea that everything will be fine. If things don't go well, it's because you haven't "finished".

One of my best coaching teachers said, "As long as you continue, you can't fail, you can only give up." If you don’t give up, if you keep going, trying one way or another (remember the trilogy I introduced in a previous article *: goals, flexibility, feedback), you just haven’t reached your goal yet. Sometimes it takes time and effort. Choose the pace that works for you and keep going, don't stop.

  • Feed your mind

Your mind needs positive input. In addition to needing a clear, positive goal (of what you want, not what you don’t want) that motivates you, make sure you have regular doses of positive thoughts. Your probability of success is proportional to the quality of your thoughts, thoughts are the fuel of your mind, to make comparisons, to draw conclusions, etc.

There are so many sources of information, I don't know which ones to select.

Some ideas are

 https://www.success.com/positive-thoughts-positive-results/

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_06.htm

 

  • Nourish your body

Athletes' bodies need good "fuel" to reach the finish line. And yours too! When we are busy or "worried", it is easy to skip a meal or eat "anything". If you invest time in nourishing your body, putting good "fuel" in it, you will be less tired, you will have more energy, you will concentrate better .. you will last longer, you will give more.

  • Expand your limits

Often doing the same thing over and over again is not enough. You probably need some kind of growth or development, to be able to do something more tomorrow, than you could do yesterday. Look for a way to grow.

Some suggestions are sport (improve physical endurance with exercise, to develop mental endurance), have a ritual of reflection to learn from our experiences (writing a diary, report or equivalent), visualization exercises that help us generate alternatives, in any situation.

 

  • Remember that the challenges you face now are temporary.

Choose a goal that is important and meaningful to you and do whatever it takes to achieve it. Find ways to succeed, learn, and reach your goal.

Remember, if you can imagine something, you can find a way to make it a reality.

 

 

https://www.successconsciousness.com/blog/law-of-attraction/imagination-reality/