Training for Results

Training for Results

Last week, my two oldest daughters started school. I am adjusting to a new schedule, new routines.

One goal I have personally this fall is to train for a half marathon. This summer, I ran sporadically. As a result, I am not as prepared as I would like to be to run well.

When I am well-trained, running is fun. I can flip on the treadmill and find an easy rhythm. When I am well-trained, I run faster. I also have enough endurance to run much farther.

When my fitness falters, it takes weeks of disciplined training to find my groove. I run for a few minutes and feel winded. I find myself making excuses to end the run early.

Lamenting my lack of progress will not get me the results I want. Neither will remembering my past fitness.

The only way I can get where I want to be is through consistent and disciplined training.

Rather than focus on where I’ve been before or even on where I am now, I need to stay focused on where I want to be. Then I need to take action, do what needs to be done, to get the results I want.

Business is the same as fitness. Only discipline and consistent action gets results.

Remembering the former glory of your organization may remind you of what made you successful in the past, but it will not bring results.

Dreaming about future victory will not bring results. Discussing your organization’s current status can be helpful as a gauge of progress but will not propel you forward.

To get the results you want as leader, do what needs to be done, again and again.

Join the conversation!

What barriers keep you from achieving the results you want?

What consistent, disciplined action do you need to take to get results?

This was originally posted at Mountain State University LeaderTalk and is reposted with permission. 

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About Becky Robinson

I am the owner of Weaving Influence and the leader of the Weaving Influence team. We help authors and thought leaders grow their online influence. I am also a wife and mom of three daughters, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, a good cup of coffee, and dark chocolate.

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  • That is a good question, the focus for me is the consistent part. I am not consistent in this area but I see consistent results every time that I do it.
    The trick then – for me is to get up early. It sounds crazy maybe, but when I do I am able to get so much more done and feel so much better all day.
    Thanks for your post.

  • Hi,
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  • Thank you for a very inspiring post. I find it takes great discipline to finish something that you have started and it takes perseverance to push you through it all. I started taking up doctorate degrees online for entrepreneurship as I think that it would be great to add up in my resume but few weeks into the course, I got bored with all the theories and wanted to have practical application instead. However, I realize that if I ended it now (I only have one month to go before getting my certificate) I would be the one in the losing end. Therefore, through consistency and perseverance, I finished my course and now am a proud graduate. There are many barriers, including myself, but the result is sweeter when you are able to conquer it.

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