Trust the Process
May 23, 2016
Tonight, as I sat in a meeting for parents of cross country runners, I was reminded of something that we have been telling our participants ever since we started marathon training in 2004. From the very first day, we encourage our MM team to trust the process.
Training is a process that requires consistency, dedication, perserverance and trust. Training is made up of a handful of disciplines that, when repeated daily, over time, compound into marathon success.
Many who come to us wanting to change their life and adopt a healthier lifestyle are overwhelmed with the prospect of starting with one mile and forty weeks later completing a marathon. How can that be? We assure them that if they trust the process by following the schedule and commiting to the daily disciplines, they will cross that finish line.
Part of the problem is, we live in an instant society. We want what we want when we want it and we want it NOW.
The hard truth in training couch potatoes to be marathoners, is couch potatoes are not created overnight and neither are marathoners. It is hard work and requires commitment and action to accomplish your goal.
Anything you accomplish in life takes a commitment to a process. If you accept the process and commit to daily action, you will succeed.
If you are stuck in a place where you don't want to be, whether it is a job, school, physical condition, etc. You can change things. You can find a way out. You must commit to the process and trust. Build a foundation with daily disciplines and as you take those steps forward, you will move closer to your goal.
Choose one thing - just one thing - that you could either change or add to your routine that would make a difference in your life. Sometimes, all it takes is one thing. Walk around the block, replace soda with water, eat a healthy breakfast, read for 10 minutes, write an encouraging note, make a phone call, write for 30 minutes - you get the idea. It doesn't have to be something huge, it just has to be a step in the right direction.
What is your ONE thing?
Until next time -
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