Why I ran 4.8 miles on Christmas Morning

christmas_morningI didn’t plan to go for a run on Christmas morning, but I’m sure glad I did. If I didn’t have someone to push me this morning, I am 99.9 percent sure I would’ve ate a bigger breakfast, then took a long slumbering nap (just like I did last year).

Instead, luckily this morning I had my brother-in-law here to motivate me. He challenged me, and I accepted. Within 60 minutes of his challenge, we were out on the road running 4.8 miles together. Not only that, he pushed me to run the fastest pace I’ve run in over 6 months. I would have never did this without him.

I’m sharing this story because this is indicative of how people go from good to great.  When you’re surrounded with like minded people who are motivated to take it to the next level, it’s inevitable that you will do more and do better.

This is a critical lesson to learn.

If you want to do better, surround yourself with people who also want to do better. If you want to push harder, surround yourself with people who will push you harder.  If you want to be held accountable, surround yourself with people who will hold you accountable.

This is a success secret you would be a fool to ignore.