“Go the extra mile…it’s never crowded.”
I really love this week’s Motivation Monday quote as I find it especially inspiring. We all have times in life that test our metal so to speak… whether its the metaphorical extra mile for work, relationships or a project at home or the literal extra mile of a long training run. And let’s be honest, everyone has that time when you’re out on your run (insert your own metaphorical “run” here if you so choose:) and think “cool, 5 miles…I’m pretty good. Is that one extra mile really going to make a difference? It’s raining, I feel like I’ve burned off last night’s happy hour..let’ go home.” But let’s say you’re training for a 5k or 10k race (or insert metaphorical ”race” here then yes, that extra mile will make a difference… it’s just a little extra effort, but it makes reaching and exceeding your goal that much easier. Since many people will call it good and go home after 5 miles, you’ll be rewarded for your extra milage and when race day comes, and you’ll be that much more prepared and successful than the rest of the field.
If you want to do a little Motivation Monday challenge, pick one or two specific things that are important to you and give them the extra mile treatment this week. Maybe it’s homework, working out, a project at work, a new dinner recipe, time with your family or simply picking some new spring outfits…whatever it is I promise you’ll feel empowered, excited and accomplished by weeks end!
Happy Motivation Monday!