On Aug 21, 2012 I ran my 77th marathon. Here are some lessons I learned. Some were new and others were confirmations of previous lessons. I hope that they may help you—even if you are not a runner. Maybe you can use it at work or in raising your family:
—There are no short cuts to big events. Preparation is key.
—Enjoy the journey more than the destination. In other words, what you become as you aim to finish strong is more important than the finish line itself.
—Always do your best, even when circumstances are against you.
—Help as many people as possible along the way reach their goals too. (It was fun for me to keep another runner focused and positive when she wanted to quit a few miles before we got to the end)
—Any time you endure is a time you discover more about yourself.
—Count what you did right more than what you did wrong.