October 3, 2012
Crossing the Finish Line
I recently had a conversation with a colleague about to run her first marathon. She told me that this particular race invites you to have someone meet you at the 20-mile marker and join you for the final six miles.
Race organizers understand that even seasoned runners hit a physical and mental wall around 20 miles (I know mine would come much sooner) and have implemented a strategy to help people get across the finish line.
Think about your own efforts or projects you are working on with others. What is the equivalent of the 20-mile marker for each of them and who/how might you invite others to join you at that point and to help support getting across the finish line?
We often can predict when energy, interest, and commitment begins to wane. It's time we start planning for exactly that moment so that we successfully overcome its potential side effects.