Never stop running…

The piece I will share with you this week will discuss the importance of running and how it will impact your success.

I used to be a college athlete I was on the track and field team, my events were the 110m and 400m hurdles.  At heart I was a sprinter and loved the 110m hurdles however I despised the 400m hurdles because it was too long and challenging of a race for me. If there is one thing I learned from track and field it was not how to hurdle,  it was not how to run and it was not how to train my body…what I learned was NEVER STOP RUNNING.

Life is a journey, on this journey you will have successes, failures, good times, bad times, positive experiences and negative experiences all of which contribute to who you are today.

As we live our lives we must understand we will never reach our maximum ability because we can always do better if we chose to, therefore our work will never be complete. The only way one will reach their maximum potential is when they become complacent. However, we must continue to work and/or study at our crafts to achieve greatness and success the best way we can.

“Success is not a destination it is a journey”

As entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, lawyers, students etc is to remember to…”never stop running”. Your challenge for the week is to look at the term “running” as a verb that contributes to your success. For example “never stop learning” “never stop growing” “never stop loving”. Once you replace the word running with another verb continue the exercise and see how many words you come up with and how they contribute your life.

Thank you for reading.

Akil
4/8/2012 22:06:35

Great post Devon! I like it because I can relate it to many different aspects of my life. Not just running, not just trading but in general. Here is my favorite part and the quote that will probably stay with me forever

"As we live our lives we must understand we will never reach our maximum ability because we can always do better if we chose to, therefore our work will never be complete. The only way one will reach their maximum potential is when they become complacent. However, we must continue to work and/or study at our crafts to achieve greatness and success the best way we can."

I don't think anything else needs to be said after that.

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Fxrick
4/8/2012 22:31:48

Be willing to give the extra effort,
that separates the winter from the
one in second place.

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Andy
4/8/2012 22:36:43

Nice work Devon. Life is that race that never ends. It has it flows and ebbs at different places but that is mostly of our own choosing. You helped inspire me this morning to keep sprinting for what I believe in right now. Thanks.

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Devon
4/9/2012 01:31:46

Akil I am happy to hear that quote was meaningful to you and is something you will always remember.

Andy you are right "Life is a race that never ends"

Thank you so much for your feedback it is greatly appreciated.

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Jamica
4/9/2012 09:52:00

Love it Dev!

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mike
4/9/2012 10:42:24

Inspiring. thanks.

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Devon
4/9/2012 10:44:36

Jamica and Mike,

Thank you for reading my post and sharing your feedback!

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Roy
4/9/2012 20:08:34

Read this last night and slept on it. This morning I went for a run (an actual run) to clear my head. Pushed my usual 2 miles to 4...During it I came up with two solutions to different problems in my life as well as a few ideas to improve upon myself, and came home ready to take on the world. I always liked the idea that I am 'a work in progress', but your post nailed it. Just what the doctor ordered Devon, very powerful man, keep them coming, and thank you :)

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