Saturday, January 23, 2010

Leadership

I'm big on leadership. Servant leadership that is....it functions quite well in the world and brings great results. One of the axioms that must be remembered in order be an excellent leader is this one: "Face the brutal reality" What that means is simple-be honest! Truly assess the reality of each and every situation and circumstance. Establish where you stand, how you react, what's your impulse, involvement, blind side? Too many people are living encased in a make believe world! Breakout and live to your fullest!
Enough preaching.....I've faced my brutal reality today! I've been a slacker runner! I have been lazy and wimpish. Today I ran again!! Three days this week! Every other day as I've planned, with hill repeats each time! I feel good! The brutal reality is how will I exist? Brave or beaten? Courageous or cowardly! I choose to take charge and lead!
5 repeats today! Peace-best of luck to Meg and BS in their marathon!!

8 comments:

DawnB said...

way to make your stand Mark nice work out today. Today was a beautiful day.

Chris said...

I bet you will certainly find these hard hill workout to your benefit in your training for your next run. Strength during the base should SERVE you well (little work play on your Leadership post).

Anne said...

I like your definition of leadership, Mark. It's true that one of the first steps, and largest roles, is to strip the fiction that so many folks truly believe. Then again, no two people share the same reality - right?!

ultrarunner (Brian Philpot) said...

So true, I should send this post to my ex-wife! I love hill repeats, I hit some hard hills over the weekend. And I have been a run slacker too, only 42miles for the week!

Beth said...

You chose to be courageous and got yourself out there. I agree, live to the fullest.

Marlene said...

You will be brave & courageous! Run on!

Meg said...

Good choice; take charge and lead. Own your own running and take it to the limits! Thanks for the thoughts this weekend, we felt it throughout the race!

lindsay said...

nice job sticking to the every-other-day plan! press on, don't give in to the slackness.

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