I work out quite regularly and there have been some occasions when people have asked me, “are you training for marathon?” Or “have you run a marathon?” I have actually never “run” a marathon and probably never will (running that far ain’t my bag) but that does not mean I will never accomplish a “marathon”.
Looking up the definition of a marathon one would find the following: “An event or activity that requires prolonged effort or endurance.” A marathon takes discipline, will, desire and endurance to complete. So what is your marathon?
Sometimes my “marathon” is taking on the task of changing a historical corporate process or culture that has become outdated. It takes many meetings, emails, discussions, but I keep focused and envision crossing the finish line in my head – change; a new direction and I can finally breathe a sigh relief.
Lace up your shoes, get warmed up and make your move.