It’s not new for us to talk about the need to have a vision, mission, and supporting goals in order to achieve our desired successes. We generally discuss them from the perspective of the business world, and we’ve decided to expand that and share the goals of marathoner Scott Jurek.
Some of Jurek’s achievements include winning…
- the Hardrock Hundred (2007)
- the Badwater Ultramarathon (2005, 2006)
- the Spartathlon (2006, 2007, 2008)
- the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (1999-2005)
- He also won the silver medal and set a new US record in 2010 at the 24-Hour World Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
Goals help us turn our dream into reality.
Jurek’s suggestions for goal setting include (excerpts from Cecilia Meis; Success January 2017):
- MAKE IT SUSTAINABLE
Your goals should be specific and motivating
- DON’T OVERSHOOT
Create 3 levels: A, B, C A= Your dream/stretch goal; B and C = Accomplishing something new
- TREAT YOURSELF
Have a reward program that incents you to want to do even more
- TAKE A BREAK
Switch gears for a short time when feeling stuck or unmotivated; rest and re-fuel
- STAY CONFIDENT
Don’t let Gremlins (self-doubt) derail you; recognize them and take action
- TAKE BABY STEPS
Be aware that major goals can be overwhelming; make a subset of “mini” goals to promote and achieve results
What are you doing to make your 2017 dreams a reality?
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