Motivation coach Jon Gordon was on yesterday’s Today Show, talking about the best advice he’s ever heard. It came from Dr. James Gills, a man who (among many other things) completed 46 marathons and six double triathlons.
When asked how he accomplished this, Gills answered:
I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself.
If I listen to myself I hear all the reasons why I should give up. I hear that I’m too tired-too old-too weak to make it. But if I talk to myself I can give myself the encouragement and words I need to hear to keep running and finish the race.