The Truth About Success: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Success is not an end in itself but rather a journey that continues through life’s changes and obstacles. The journey is a process that takes time and commitment!
When you hear the saying, “success is a marathon, not a sprint,” this quote could not be more true. You can complete a sprint in a day, but running a marathon takes months of training and enough stamina to keep going even when you feel like quitting. In this article, we will explore how to start training for success in your life by staying motivated.
Slow & Steady Wins The Race
When striving for success and beginning your journey, remember that moving slow yet steady will help you win the race. This saying is taken from the proverbial hare and the tortoise race, which can seem childish at first — but it really works! Being consistent on your journey to success will help you reach your goals at a more sustainable pace. Start small and keep up with your goals as you form new habits that help you stay on track with what you want to achieve in the long run.
Breaks Are Important
Along your journey, it’s important to be constant with your goals, as mentioned above, but never underestimate how crucial breaks are! If you do not take breaks, you will not be able to sustain yourself, leading to burnout. Burnout can lead you down an unhealthy spiral that can result in lack of productivity. It is normal to feel like you need a break every once in a while! Try to prioritize your feelings and have a rest when you feel overwhelmed.
As we mentioned before, success is a journey. You might need to readjust your methodology depending on new opportunities that present themselves. Know that while staying consistent is important, changing things up depending on how you feel can help you achieve long-term success.
Take It One Step at a Time
If your journey to success feels overwhelming, start small! Just like training for a marathon, you can’t start by trying to run the entire race on your first day of training. You need to start with running just a few miles at the beginning until you increase your stamina! Set one new goal for yourself each day or each week if that feels right for you! Refer back to why you started this goal in the first place if you feel like giving up.
Write Down Your Goals
When striving to achieve new goals, it’s important to write them down so that you can visualize what you need to accomplish. Oftentimes, just thinking about things we need to get done is not as effective as having the goal written down. Try to put your goals in a place that is easy to look at, such as taping them on your fridge or bathroom mirror. This is a great way to subconsciously motivate yourself and serve as a reminder of why you began this journey!
We hope this article helps you put your goal-setting journey into perspective.
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