"It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers." - Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus
In this weeks video, I talk about motivation and building the ability to keep moving forward, even though the road is not easy.
Every project has its ups and downs, and everyone's energy levels rise and fall over time. It can be really easy to give up when the going gets tough, but there is another way...
When ultra-long distance runners describe how they can complete runs over such huge distances, they often refer to relentless forward momentum. The idea is that as their energy levels ebb and flow over the course of a race, they persistently chip away at the overall mileage, sometimes faster, sometimes more slowly, but importantly they never stop and give up. A 100-kilometre ultramarathon is 100,000 steps, taken one at a time, and every one of those steps will get you a little nearer, no matter how fast or slow, easy or painful it is.
By applying the same thinking, we can learn to keep pushing forward, no matter how hard, and take pride in each step, no matter how small.