== Notes to self ==
Not gold alone brought us hither

Advice From Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge, one of the running greats, shared the following advice with runners and others, on a podcast. Below, I present some of that guidance, rephrased in my own language.

  • When you achieve something, celebrate. But soon start focusing on the next goal.
  • Instead of focusing on success, focus on training and planning which can bring success.
  • Do not sit and wait for success.
  • Success is proof of your mastery over what you are doing. But you need a system.
  • Define success in your own view.
  • Running is life.
  • Life is about movement.
  • Reflect daily on whether you influenced the world positively or negatively.
  • Pain is part of success. Learn to enjoy pain.
  • Run daily, and do resistance training 3 days a week.
  • A lot of endurance training keeps injuries at bay.
  • Self discipline means sacrificing passions and pleasures in order to work on your career.
  • No human is limited.
  • Believe it first before you can do it.
  • Success is a process. It’s mantra is:
    1. Say no a lot.
    2. Set your priorities right.
    3. Avoid complaining.