There are many leadership lessons to be learned when your training to run in a marathon. I will start with this one. You can always do more than you think you can. There is no doubt that we all have limitations, the problem is we think our limits are much smaller than they are. We look at obstacles and make excuses instead of seeing opportunities and finding reasons to stretch.
Doing more than you think you can requires you to think. Doing more than you think you can requires you to push all the way to the farthest places you’ve gone before and go farther. When we get to places that are on the verge of beyond where we’ve been before our mind, our will, our emotions rebel against us. That is precisely when we have to decide to lead, to realize and actualize the fact that we can do more than we thought we could. Just keep going, stretch beyond, and don’t quit. The advantage is it sets the bar higher and it makes the normal press seem much easier.
Right now, i am at the 15 mile wall, I have gotten to that point and both times gotten ill and had to stop, I am researching to figure our the problem and will continue to run and build up to i get past it. I will run the 26.2 and will be able to say, I did more than I thought I could!