For the last few days, I have been thinking about how to achieve really big goals. How do you do really hard things? How do you push through the inertia that threatens to keep you in your current state? How do you increase your probability of accomplishing what you set out to do? Whether you are trying to write a book, lose a bunch of weight, overcome an addiction, or land a new job, I believe these six items will help you achieve your goal.
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Together they were an icon of the world Martin Luther King envisioned when he thundered , I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ … The first 50 people who sign up to be part of our Powered by Hope Team will receive the following FREE benefits: A complete online training plan Weekly group training in Nashville with the Jeff Galloway organization Weekly training and motivational tips for your training journey Official team jersey and t-shirt Friday luncheon before the race (April 23) with me at the Thomas Nelson headquarters Private tour of the Thomas Nelson facilities Race day group photo Private VIP team tent at race finish Here is what you provide as a team member: $105 registration fee for the Country Music Half Marathon Donations totaling a minimum of $1,000 (special prizes for those raising $2,000 or more) Refund of the $105 registration fee if you meet your fundraising minimum Transportation and lodging to the race and other events (April 23–24) Run or walk the Country Music Half (or Full) Marathon Note: The deadline for registration is Friday, January 15th at midnight, CDT.
”Let’s be honest. You ate too much high octane food during the holidays. The weather outside was bitter cold, so you ditched your exercise program. You haven’t darkened the door of the gym since the week after Thanksgiving. And the scale doesn’t lie: you’ve gained a few pounds.” This is the conversation I had with myself in the mirror on New Year’s day.
As leaders, we have to set the pace. We never act in a vacuum. Others are watching. We have to keep our commitments—even when we overcommit. (I realize that this may not always be possible, especially when our health is at stake.) Everything we do has implications—for ourselves, for our people, and for the future we are trying to create.
My goal is for 150 of our Thomas Nelson employees to run the half marathon this year. This represents about 25% of our post lay-off workforce. I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, I am feeling more motivated than ever to get myself in shape.
So Lindsey Nobles, my Director of Corporate Communications, produced this simple 6-minute video with the help of David Woodard at Literary Video. In it, our Nashville employees talk about their experience. I can’t wait until next year.
In late December of 2007, I issued the 2008 Half Marathon Challenge. An amazing 135 of our employees participated in the event and participated. It was my second half marathon, and I enjoyed it even more than last year.
One week ago today, I was running the Country Music Half Marathon. It was an incredible experience. I enjoyed this year’s race even more than last year’s—which is saying a lot.
O n January 4th, I set a goal of enrolling 158 of our employees in one of two half marathon races this spring.
…We have developed posters and arm bands that we are distributing at a Half Marathon meeting we are hosting today in Nashville.
Plantar fasciitis, formerly known as “policeman’s heel,” is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia of the foot or biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation of the foot.
…(As a side benefit, this has finally got me doing cross-training, something I should have been doing since I started running more than a year ago.)
I invited our employees, spouses, authors and agents to run either the The Big-D Texas Marathon & Half Marathon in Dallas on April 6 or The Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon in Nashville on April 26. …Since I have started running, I am more energetic and productive than I have ever been—and I wasn’t doing too badly before.
Admittedly, I am a novice runner. I’ve been running just a little over a year. So what could I possibly have to say about training for a half marathon? A couple of things.