It was still dark, but it was already warm as I headed off for my run. I later found out it was 27 degrees!
This morning was a hard session: 20 intervals of one minute at full effort, with 30 seconds to recover after each one. A minute doesn’t sound like a long time I know. But just try it. Then try it in near 30 degree temperatures.
I wanted to stop after the first interval. And the second. And the third. And every single one until I finished.
But I didn’t. I kept going, even though it would have been far easier to stop.
Robert de Castella, the champion Australian Marathon runner, once said: “Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when you are tired, and not expecting instant results. The only secret is that it is consistent, often monotonous, boring, hard work. And it’s tiring.”
It’s the same way you can reach a long term financial goal, like saving enough to retire comfortably.
It doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t happen by accident. There’s no magic formula.
It’s the result of the decisions you make every day and the habits you form over a lifetime.
If you would like a Second Opinion on where your financial habits are taking you please contact me.