Thursday, October 19, 2006
I want to talk about "persistence" as, I believe, it is the one quality that best enables us to succeed in life and running. I'm a bit of a "self/help improvement" nut, I have heaps of these kinds of books that I read and re-read. My favorite and the bible of the self help genre is a book titled "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.
In this book it gives 4 simple steps which will lead to the habit of "persistence" and therefore success. The first of these is this:
"A define purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment."
It seems to me that distance runners understand this. Their "define purpose" being their next race, their "burning desire" comes from the their drive to get a PB. Basically we don't give up so easily and this persistence fuels improvements in all apects of our lives.