Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
I was speaking with a marathon runner yesterday. I have always been fascinated by the endurance they display to keep running many miles over many hours. I asked him how he keeps going. He told me he breaks his marathon up into 5km goals. He is very confident he can run 5km, and as he reaches each one, he slows down, drinks some water, takes some breaths and starts another 5km. Before he knows it, he has completed his marathon.
When we feel overwhelmed with the task ahead, it can create fear and block our energy to perform. Allowing our minds to break down these tasks into small increments, creates a clear vision and helps us achieve our goals. For some it might be breaking it down to a day, an hour or a minute. No matter what, we can achieve anything from a clear indomitable will.
“I’m a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.” Michael Jordan