At any given moment, we have to choose the pace we set. Sometimes, we have to move very fast, but it’s for a short time.
Other times, we have to look at the long road and figure out how to make it allllll the waaaayyy over there. Sometimes those are a combination of sprints, followed by slower pace runs and even walking.
Of course, there are also slow and steady pace times where it stays at that pace the entire journey.
How do you determine which one makes sense for what you’re doing at the moment?
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has taught me the importance of recognizing where I am now and where I’m headed. For example, when it comes to my long-term goals of writing my books, growing my business, etc., it takes consistent, concentrated, and focused effort. Rushing around, taking on too many projects, and overall taking on too much leads to relapses and further delays.
Instead, taking steps each day to move things forward is how I get things done. When you’re starting something new, will it be a short task like creating a social media post, or is it a long haul like writing your book?
As a sprinter, fast paces are for the short, quick bursts to complete a smaller project or a single task.
As a marathon runner, most of the race is completed at a consistent, steady pace (from what I’ve heard, LOL). Even marathon runners interject some sprinting when there’s a big push needed.
My absolute #1 go-to?
A series of short sprints will get you to the finish line. What does that look like for you? Short sprints or bursts of time. Working on your dream project 10-15 minutes a day/5 days a week can be much more effective at completing your project than attempting to spend 1 hour on the weekends.
But why is it more effective? Your results come from the power of momentum. Let’s look at it from another perspective.
What do they recommend before working out? Warm-up your muscles. Why?
Warming up is essential because your muscles are less prone to injury and will respond better to the activity you do. Plus, once you start moving, it is easier to keep moving.
Working on your project each day is more comfortable to go back to it the next day vs. only working on it once a week and having to reconnect to what you did the previous week.
What does your project time look like in your life? Are you a marathon runner, sprinter, or a combination?
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