Yesterday, I headed to downtown Chicago in the middle of the Chicago Marathon. You may think – what were you thinking? I must admit I was glad I did. Heading to the south loop from the northside was amazingly easy, quick, and pretty quiet.
Heading back north was a different experience. Once I got to Roosevelt Road, the sidewalks were PACKED -filled with runners who had completed the race and many others who had cheered them on. The energy, excitement, and sense of victory was palpable. Each time I noticed a person with the marathon medal hanging from his or her neck, I offered a big Congratulations! Each individual beamed with pride, joy, and sense of accomplishment.
These marathon runners reminded me of how success and happiness is like running a marathon:
It’s essential to have a clear, concrete, and specific goal
Anchor that goal to a purpose – or why it’s important to you
Have a plan for preparation, practice, and advancement
Getting there can take time, but crossing the finish line is extraordinary
Have a great day,