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154: How to Handle Changes to the Plan

plans and goals Aug 20, 2020

It’s August, and that means back to school for us, as well as any of the teachers and parents we have listening.  In previous years, this would mean printing out the supply list and heading to the store to track down folders and pencil cases.  It would mean a return to early mornings and greater structure and routine to the day.  This year, it means less control and greater uncertainty.  While the kids will be learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, we are all discovering more about ourselves during this time of change.

In running, it means that races suddenly disappear from the calendar.  What do we do and how do we stay motivated and focused when things are constantly changing and up in the air?

Highlights of the Episode

All plans are fluid and subject to change

The only thing to be certain of is that any plan will need adjustment

Do not be so rigid in your training, or any aspect of your life, that you overly neglect the others

Plans and goals are still important: Without a general guideline, you cannot create careful deviations from the plan

Goals should be rooted in your deep why

There are always many ways to reach the goal

We need to be a tree that can withstand a hurricane

Understand your values and make strong decisions based on those values

Do not cling so strongly to the plan that the whole plan comes down if any part is missing

Your goals and values need to be:

Deep rooted



Do your best

Inaction is not allowed

“Best” requires some thought and reflection


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