Today is the Boston Marathon. It’s the oldest continuing running marathon that attracts international elite athletes to compete in running 26.2 miles. Due to its competitive entry requirements, the field is limited to 30,000 entrants of which 80% must beat a qualifying time at another marathon in their age category. It’s not for the faint-hearted but for goal-driven, competitive personalities.
Is our technological boom derailing your ability to achieve success by hijacking all your time and your emotional stability?
- Are you unable to perform concentrated work for 25 minutes without changing screens?
- Do you find yourself constantly checking email or social media updates every minute?
- Are you impatient when something doesn’t happen within nanoseconds?
- Does frustration or despair dominate your emotional state when goals or desired outcomes don’t instantaneously manifest?
If you are feeling stuck, stymied, or dissatisfied with the lack of progress in achieving one of your goals, try infusing your routine with a sprint commitment.
What is a sprint commitment?
Drawing on my experience with athletics, it is a focused, short-term burst of activity which challenges you to accelerate your momentum and surpass your status quo.
For many years our family has celebrated the winter solstice as a way to mark the longest night and the shortest day, while reflecting on our own light and dark moments of 2016 and setting an intention for the year ahead.
Are you convinced that successful people are accomplished because they are highly talented in a particular area?
Angela Duckworth in her book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance describes countless research studies demonstrating that individuals who rise to the top exhibit both passion and grit to achieve their goals. In other words, talent is really derived from the willingness to put in continuous extra effort to practice, practice practice.
Are Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter screen-sucking your time away from important tasks and goals?
Now more than ever human nature is being wired for distraction making it increasingly difficult to maintain focus on a task for more than just a few minutes.
In our mushrooming digital world, technology is hijacking our most precious asset – our time. Most of us are bombarded with various beeps, chirps and push notifications from our technological devices “demanding” our immediate attention. Pop-ups and sponsored advertisements appear constantly in news feeds and on websites. Social media companies are driving our addiction to stay online all the time.