Takeaways – Life Lessons Learned from Running – Change Your Route – Part 6

July 19, 2021
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By: Hayim Mizrachi, CCIM – President | Principal | Broker

This is the sixth Daily Thought! in a series about how running correlates to life and success.

The loop around my house is 2.3 miles. For no particular reason I would start the run heading east, follow the loop around, and would end where I started.

This is a routine run at a routine distance. Yes, it takes effort. But it is meant to be an easy, routine run.

If I’m being honest, I have grown to despise this run.

The last mile is a steep incline and it got to the point where I didn’t want to run this run anymore.

One day I had the brilliant idea to run west, so the steep incline at the end of the run, became a decline at the beginning of the run.

Changing the route made the same loop a different run.

It was still the same distance.

Pretty much the same effort.

It just eliminated the hard part, that I despised, away from the end of the run.

It turns out changing the route has a similar effect at work.

There is a certain type of work that requires us to be at our best, full strength and energy.

If we tend to put off that type of work, and attempt to do it at the end of the day… we’re tired.

It becomes more difficult.

We grow to despise it.

What if we changed the route?

I have started tackling that type of work first thing in the morning.

When I am at my best, full strength and energy.

I get it done and out of the way.

It’s still the same work.

Pretty much the same effort.

But doing that work first removes the steep incline from the end of my workday.

It makes it more enjoyable!

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