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For A Better Leading You - Episode 06
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Published: Monday 15th June 2020

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For A Better Leading You - Episode 06

The Spirit of A Marathoner

Welcome to the channel, my name is Gboyega Adedeji. Today we are looking at something important and I believe it is going to be of great help to you. We are looking at a life success strategy today and it is: The Spirit of a Marathoner. I believe considering the life of a marathoner, we as a people can learn crucial life lessons that will help us to achieve success in our various endeavors. The truth is, many people start every marathon competition, but only one is crowned the winner. It is not enough to run; we must run with the spirit of a marathoner so that we can achieve success. You don’t want to just waste your time. I am sure you don’t want to spend so many years on the earth only to have added to the statistics of the participants.

 

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You don’t just want to be a participant in a competition as such, you want to be a winner. You don’t just want to be seen and recorded as a man, a woman who came to this earth, you want to leave this earth haven made a strong impact on the earth. And so, today, we want to share a life strategy that will help you to achieve success, and what is it: The Spirit of a Marathoner! I want us to consider the difference between a marathoner and a sprinter. These two kinds of people are important for our consideration, so that we will understand what the spirit of a marathoner is, and so that we can identify it when we see it in our friends and our family members. I am sure we love to see it too in our own lives.

 

Now, what is the difference between a marathoner and a sprinter. The difference between a marathoner and a sprinter lies in their bodies. When you look at a marathoner and you look at a sprinter, you would see a clear difference in their build up. While a marathoner’s body is built for a long slow endurance, a sprinter’s body is built for speed and power. The first question you must ask yourself is: Am I a sprinter or am I a marathoner? Because it is important you understand the bodies of these two categories requires two different build up. If you are a marathoner, you must build your body for a very long, slow and enduring process. However, if you are sprinter, you must build your body for speed and for power. And so, it is important that this question is asked before you launch out in life.

 

If you will not fail, it is because you have first identified who you really are. Am I a marathoner or am I a sprinter? If I am a sprinter, then I will require the speed of a sprinter. If I am a marathoner, I will require the attitude or the spirit of a marathoner. Haven considered that, the second question you must ask yourself is: How am I as a person building myself? Am I building myself as a sprinter or am I building myself as a marathoner? Now look at it, if you are building yourself as a sprinter, and you go for a marathon event, do you think you would succeed? Look at a sprinter in a marathon race, you will see a man, a woman who starts with high speed and power but fades away along the line.

 

Now you don’t want to start with high speed and power only to fade or to faint over a short period of time. A sprinter in a marathon race is likely going to outshine and outpace everybody in the competition. But the truth is, over a very short period of time, every other participant will overtake the sprinter in a marathon race. Why? The body of a sprinter is not built for a long slow endurance, it is built for speed and for power. If you are sprinter, you must build yourself as a sprinter. And if you are a marathoner, you must build yourself, your body as a marathoner. Now when we are talking about building, it is beyond the body, it is holistic. We are talking about your soul, your spirit and your body. If you are a marathoner, you must build yourself along these three lines as a marathoner. If you are a sprinter, you must build yourself alone these three lines as a sprinter.

 

The third question you must ask yourself, moving forward, is: What kind of results have I been getting over the last few years, the last few months and the last few days of my life? It is important you review your result. If in a race, hundred people participates, and then you are one of those people. However, over a long period of time, you are always coming at number eighty or ninety, it is important you know the number that you have always been taking. What kind of result have you been getting so that you know if you should continue the momentum in your preparation or you should shift the gear. It is important you know how you has been preparing and the kind of result you have been getting.

 

Now, the more you know that, the more you are able to ask yourself the necessary question: Should I add more to my training or should I eliminate my training? As my training been producing results or have I been failing, even though I have been trying? It is not enough for you to try, you must succeed. Your efforts must be able to produce success for you. If your efforts are not producing the right success that you require, then you must change the effort so that you have a change of results. And so, that question is important for you to ask. What type or what kind of result have I been getting?

 

The last question that you must ask yourself moving forward is: Do I want a better result? Now we have understood that it is possible for you to be having a result far from your desires. And so, haven seen that the results that you have been getting is not what you want to get, it is important that you ask yourself: Do I want a better result or do I want to maintain this result? To have a right decision at this point, you must make the right decision in your third question. Haven realized that you have not made so much impact with the current training and the preparation that you have been putting in place, it is important you ask yourself that question: Do I want a better result or do I want to maintain the status quo?

 

Now if you want to maintain the status quo, at this point, you have little or nothing else to do. But if you want to have a better result, then you must have a new training, a new preparation put in place. The current training has not made you to be among the best. It is important you understand that there is no point being in a race when there is no prize in view. With the prize in view, then you must review your preparation so that you can determine the outcome of your competition. You don’t wan to be in the race and fail, you want to succeed. And if you must do that, you must first ask yourself that question: Am I a marathoner or am I a sprinter. In fact, once you realize that you are a sprinter, you will not need to go for a marathon race. And once you realize that you are a marathoner, there will be no need competing with the sprinters lest the sprinters make you feel that you don’t have any gifting in you or any capacity yourself.

 

Don’t forget, the two groups are very skillful and talented. However, they differ in the preparation that they put in place and in the kind of things they subject themselves to. Now look at a sprinter and look at a marathoner. While a marathoner would love a very difficult terrain, to prepare for harsh conditions, a sprinter does not need to run on the hills. A marathoner will love the hills, a sprinter would not mind a plain surface. So, the kind of person you are would determine the terrain that you throw in yourself. Understand who you are and train in the right terrain. Achieving success in life is not impossible. In fact, so many people have achieved success and they are achieving success in their lives. One thing that separates many of us from many of the people that are succeeding is the understanding of who we are.

 

There is no point competing with a sprinter if you are a marathoner. Understanding individual differences therefore puts everybody in their place. There is no need for competition, there is no need for having issues with your self esteem knowing fully well that who you are is what determines the kind of training you subject yourself to and the kind of building you take yourself through. If you are a sprinter, speed and power is important to you. But if you are a marathoner, you require to have the endurance and the capacity to move slowly over a long period of time, knowing fully well that it is not about how fast but how well you are able to finish as a marathoner. As a sprinter, you require speed and you require power. And so, knowing that, it is important you put yourself in a proper perspective and you do not run the rat race that can wear you out so easily.

 

Alright, we have come to the end of the broadcast today. I want you to remember, you are different and your difference is what determines your training, the kind of things you subject yourself into, and then understand that if you are a sprinter, there is no need competing with the marathoners. And as a marathoner, if you must succeed, you require the spirit, the attitude of a marathoner, the attitude that is able to endure over a long period of time.

 

I believe you have learnt something, till next time, I want you to review the training that you have been going through, I want you to review the things that you have been subjecting yourself to knowing fully well that if you must have a better result, then you must have a better training process or a training schedule put in place. If you are new here, I would love you to subscribe to the channel, click the notification bell so that each time we have a new video, you are the first to get to know about it. Like the video, share it with your friends and families, and crop your comments in the comment box so that we can have more discussion even after now. My name is Gboyega Adedeji and I hope to connect with you again.


Thanks for the gift of your time, I am Gboyega Adedeji!

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Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I have sinned against the LORD God - in the rebellion of my heart, I have disappointed your expectations on my life. I have fallen from Your grace and followed wrong influences around me. Today, I retrace my steps back to you - and I ask that in your mercy you accept me as your son and give to me (again) the promise of the Father - the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, please, come and make my heart your home, and from there rule in the affairs of all men. In Jesus Name I have prayed.



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