February 2020 was a stellar running month for me. I began the year with a 100k per month goal. I messed around in January and had to run 60% of that in the last 9 days, so I wrote out a plan for February to get the 100k in a reason amount of running.
It was simple:
I ran diligently enough to make the 100k in 19 days. Yes, I'm awesome. Thank you. 🤣 So, I added 50K to my monthly distance goal. Then, I hit 150k so I added another 25k. I finished February with 175.75 km run (109.21 miles).
My goals for running are fluid. They're firm but not set in stone. Challenging but not overwhelming. They're targeted to guide me to accomplish new levels of success and also give me freedom to increase my output.
Running 100k in February became a goal as soon as I gave it a deadline and made the plan. The goal is fluid because:
You may question what running has to do with success, and that's valid. Running has a lot to do with my success. But the point for you is: If you can set a goal and work it to completion for a hobby (I'm using this term very loosely because running is much more than that for me) you can do it for anything. Once you've done something, you can do it over and over again.
The goal became Work in Progress after about a week (I'll discuss this next time, so be sure to come back and visit). While you're here, take a look at the mentoring options I have available. Take care.
I'm serious about my goals. So serious that I have three success goals that I've set a deadline to achieve.
This note that you see above is on my focus board. I see it every day and I've even begun sharing with others that these things need to be done by that time. I'm sharing because speaking it out and hearing it solidifies it in my brain, and also because I'm excited about it. We always share what we're passionate about ... it's human nature and it's a good thing.
Sharing also keeps me (us) accountable because those I share with will ask how I'm doing with my goals and I'll have to tell them, I'm on track for success or that I'm falling short. I do not like to fall short.
What are you doing to document and track your goals, and to keep yourself accountable? If you have a system in place, it's a lot easier to hit your target. I'm a witness.
If I can be of assistance to you as you work to break through the place of transition to give birth to a new season in your life, relationships or finances I'm available. Schedule a call or book a package and we'll get you on the road to that next level of success you've been wanting to reach.
As we head into the busy fall season, I'm here to remind you to write it down. Whatever it is ... a schedule, a goal, a vision of the future, a dream. Write it down. Now. You can even stop reading and come back after, but write it down.
I write everything out. I have since I was a child. I've always enjoyed consistency, organization and checklists that allow me to track my progress. The pic above shows one of the most-recent lists I had on my daily board. My daily board is actually a mirror covered with notes of all shapes, sizes and colors of things I want to keep in front of my eyes. What I see affects my focus and I want my focus set on some very specifics things – that's how I foster success.
Back to the picture. I was down to the last little bit of my 2016 1000 km challenge, and I was bored out of my mind with running. I needed a visual that broke things down in numbers and progress. It's not fancy at all, but it worked and I kept running even though I wanted to quit. I know to be successful and accomplish my goals, whatever the goal, I have to stay motivated and on track so I do whatever's necessary to keep pushing forward.
Everyone has to do that. You may not need lists like I do, but you have to learn, pay and practice whatever it takes to reach your goals and achieve success. It can be done. I'm a witness of the many benefits of perseverance. I actually teach how to persevere in order to win.
A simple way to keep yourself on track to completing a goal is to write it down and keep it posted somewhere visible. WHAT YOU SEE AFFECTS YOUR FOCUS. If you want something, anything, keep it in front of your eyes and you'll be motivated to grab it.
If you need help with goal setting or an accountability partner to keep you moving forward to success, schedule a call or book a package today. I'm a finisher, and specialize in imparting that characteristic into others. I can do that for you in one session.
I didn't do much work during my birthday week, but I did make sure I kept pushing toward my goal of running 1000k (just over 621 miles) for the 2016 running season. This was my first run as a 40 year old and one of my last runs leading up to my 20th anniversary as a runner which is in September.
I bought myself some new running gear to celebrate this milestone and I was excited to use it. I'm not much of a clothes shopper because I don't like trying things on. I'm also very casual so jeans, sweats and t-shirts make me happy. I just like to be comfortable; running gear is usually comforable. I'd been using an armband to carry my Android while I ran, but it rubbed my underarm and left this ugly, dark bruise so I was very excited to get a code for a free LED running belt from Level Up Runs.
I run at night, lately really late because it's so hot, and I'm glad to have this belt to keep me visible. My kiddo even likes it so much he asked if he can have it. Normally I'd give it to him, no big deal, but because he doesn't use it as much as I truly need it, I offered to share. But, the cool thing is that Level up gave me an ambassador's code for 50% OFF: RCE5FGY8 so I can get another the next time I order from Amazon. I always put things in my cart and then when I get to the amount needed for free shipping, I check out.
I'm very excited and blessed to be 40. I know some people don't enjoy growing older but because I've grown, and am continually growing, wiser I look forward to every milestone. I must admit I began adulthood completely immature and I'm thankful to God that I'm alive, not maimed and not in jail. That might give you an idea of how far I've come and why I believe that anyone's life can be turned into something extraordinary if they truly desire it and are willing to take action.
If you're not living the life of your dreams, I can help. I have a 3-step process (A.C.T. - Assess, Construct, Track) that has led to countless success stories of breakthrough into next levels. I say all the time, there are too many success stories in the world for you not be included in history as one who overcame.
Schedule a call or book a package today, and begin to live the life you dream of tomorrow.
My 2016 running season is progressing wonderfully. I completed my longest run - distance and duration - of the year 3 weeks ahead of schedule. I'm a warm-weather runner, and spring came early in the Northwest so I'm taking full advantage of it.
I did my first run February 17; two full months before I began last year. Here it is three weeks later and I completed my first five-miler of the year. I'm excited about that because I usually take 6-8 weeks to get up to hour runs of 5 or more miles. I did it in three weeks because I joined a running a group and a challenge to run at least 1000 KM (621.371192 miles) this year.
It's amazing how little electronic badges on an app and 10,000 others who love running can motivate you to push yourself to achieve your goals. I even ran five days straight last week. Which is a quite a bit of running for recently coming off of a four-month break. I'd planned to rest Thursday but the weather was gorge so I had to get in a 5K. Then I planned to rest Friday but someone proposed #FiveMileFriday so I went for it. I ran slow and talked myself through it. The strategies I used to get through this milestone have been included in my talk on supernatural strategies for success I'm giving at The 3rd Annual Grow Your Dreams Conference in April.
By pushing myself in running this year I've seen many success strategies with fresh eyes. They include:
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