LYH41: Running for Your Life: 5 Lessons to Your Best You [PODCAST]

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You can find the full blog post on this topic at haroldarnold.com/runforlife

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” – Oprah Winfrey

I wholeheartedly agree with Oprah for several reasons:
  • Running is a great metaphor for life because like life it requires a consistent commitment from you to be successful.
  • Running is a great metaphor for life because it demands physical and psychological fortitude to maintain your pace.
  • Running is a great metaphor for life because it requires that you make space away from the computer, the television, the Internet, and the emails.
  • Running creates space for you to think, to listen, and to search your soul—all prerequisites to living well
From my own experience as a long-term runner, I’ve observed five lessons that are critical to living your life to the fullest.
The Runner’s Five Lessons for Life
  • Lesson #1: Set Your Goals
  • Lesson #2: Pace Yourself
  • Lesson #3: Partner with Others
  • Lesson #4: Measure Your Results
  • Lesson #5: Go Farther

Check out the blog post HERE to see the action steps you can take for each lesson.

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2014 A Year of Commitment

When a year is winding down, it is naturally to reflect on what meaning one takes from the year. That is the process that I’ve been going through recently as a realize that we are about to put another year “in the books”. For me, 2014 has been a year without equal. It has been the year of breakthough. In these final days of the year, however, I’ve come to realize that for me and many of you what stands out most in 2014 is the consistent commitments that I made. Those commitments have changed everything.

Over the course of this year, I have written many blog posts and recorded many podcasts in an effort to add value to my audience. As I look back over the year, it is interesting to see which posts and podcasts most resonated with you.

When I look at them it doesn’t take long to discern an underlying theme: “Commitment”.

What is it about “commitment” that speaks to our most basic and visceral emotions?

I love the way that  Lebron James, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) most dominant player today, talks about commitment.

“Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?”

I love this quote because it speaks to the multi-dimensionality of commitment. Commitment must be balanced. As James says, yes there is a commitment to winning. But, there is simultaneously a commitment to being a good person. Yes, there is a commitment to success. But,  ultimately genuine success can only be measured in  relationships.

LYH36: 15 Goals Everyone Should Pursue in 2015 [PODCAST]

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How to Set Goals

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  • Featured Presentation: 15 Goals Everyone Should Pursue in 2015
  • Lesson Principle: “If You Don’t Set Goals for Yourself, Someone Else Will Set Yours For Them”

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You can find the full blog post on this topic at haroldarnold.com/2015goals

There is one not so secret about those people who achieve great things. They set and commit to goals. The most successful achievers commit to four types of goals (personal growth, healthy lifestyle, networking, and helping others).

If you cannot commit to all of them, then choose at least two personal growth and healthy lifestyle goals and one networking and servant goal.