Monday, April 9, 2012
This is really good advice. If you get tired, slow down for a bit and then keep going. If your plan was to run four miles, but you're tired after the third mile, walk until you can run again. Don't just stop at three.
The same idea can be translated to weight lifting, too. If your goal is to do 20 push-ups, but you feel spent after 15, pause and restart. If you need to pause a few times, that's fine, too. Just keep going until you are UNABLE to go any more. Don't stop completely just because you need to rest for a moment.
If you expand this idea even further, it's realizing that failure isn't the end of the road, just a pause. If you push past those failures, you will be stronger the next time you try something. Don't let fear of failure get in the way of success. Let small failures occur and keep moving.