What does success look like?

This morning I ran run 2/2 of 2018.

As a (self titled) โ€œrunnerโ€, I havenโ€™t been doing much running so far this year, right?!

So now Iโ€™m ~officially back~ in my sunrise run flow Iโ€™m thinking about my goals.

Iโ€™ll be running the Sydney Half Marathon on 20 May, so my main goal right now is to keep my fitness levels consistent; I know full well that running 4/5 times a week is me living in my โ€œbest stateโ€.

Iโ€™ll then build a proper training program into my time in the 6 (or so) weeks before.

What does success look like (and how can you measure it?)

Whenever I start a new project in work, no matter how big or small it may be, I ask myself that very question;

What does success look like?

What can I do to ensure I push the task in hand positively in the right direction?

What has worked/ what hasnโ€™t in the past?

What can I learn to use to my advantage to make โ€œsuccessโ€ a key word as I work?

This strategic way of thinking can be applied to many parts of your life.

… A lot of it (you will find) comes down to keeping things veryyyyy simple;

  • Want to get fit? Start exercising regularly 
  • Want to exceed targets? Test, test, test until you find a formula that works
  • Want strong friendships? Go out of your way to keep in touch 
  • Want respect? Lead by example 
  • Want love? Give it 
  • Want to evolve? Read 
  • Want to give up smoking / drinking (both)? Commit yourself fully to saying NO
  • Want more money? Earn it

The list of our โ€œwantsโ€ is endless but you see what Iโ€™m saying here.

Thinking of your end goal and making simple, consistent, steps to get there will give you a greater chance of realising your goals (faster!).

This morning as I getting ready for work (post run) I noticed my bin (full of Dairy Milk) wrappers from last week – success is not having a chocolate bar before bed! 

Success is getting up, seizing your day and getting set to grafting on whatever your personal goals may be.

Donโ€™t lose sight of your bigger picture – keep your eyes on what you want. 

With sheer determination and drive you will get your just rewards.

Thanks for reading!

@LaraLain

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