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  • Leadership Lessons from “To Be A Runner,” By Martin Dugard Pt. 1

    “Sometimes a man can find his destiny, on the same road he meant to avoid it.” This is what I got from noted author and tri-athlete, Martin Dugard.

    I continuously insist to Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals members that sometimes leadership comes from places, not where you least expect it, but places that you go to – so you can abdicate any responsibility to anyone or to anything, and like I recently heard in a movie, “Sometimes a man can find his destiny, on the same road he meant to avoid it.” This is what I got from noted author and tri-athlete, Martin Dugard, who in his new book, To Be A Runner:

    How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5K Makes You a Better Person and The World A Better Place, offers up tales of inspiration, perseverance and victory, by learning how to get out of your way – to become something amazing in a very ordinary way – and to “Keep Pushing…Always.” These are some of the best insights from Dugard’s book:

    1. Strange how the way out of the wilderness is very often the same way in.

    2. Excuses are born of fear. I know firsthand that I you accept the excuse, it will eat into every part of your life. You nurture the habit.

    3. My runners have taught me that stretching is a state of mind. It is about personal flow and reconnection and little bit of strapping on armor of what’s to come next.

    4. Make a list of your dreams.

    Look for part 2 soon.

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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