Lesson 35: Be The Greatest
The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader
I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in. God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…
So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…
Lesson No 35: Be The Greatest
“Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods. You are a slave to your passions.”
~ Eliud Kipchoge
All across the globe we celebrate Eluid Kipchoge – the greatest marathon runner EVER! On Saturday, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in recorded history to run a 26.2-mile marathon in less than two hours. The 34-year-old Kenyan runner clocked in at 1:59:40.2 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria
As the world marvels at Kipchoge’s prowess, I am struck by his rich marathon running history and the journey he has taken to reach this amazing milestone. There are many lessons that we can learn from this amazing man, and social media is littered with many such illustrations. The overriding lesson I have personally learned is this – discipline is EVERYTHING! And it begins with the discipline of the mind.
The bible tells us – as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. In the journey to INEOS 1.59 Eliud highlights that this is indeed the truth. Coming up with great ideas, setting ‘big, hairy audacious’ goals is relatively easy. It’s putting those ideas into action, working towards the achievement of those goals that’s difficult. It requires uncommon behaviour – believing it is possible then toiling tirelessly to convert those bright ideas and goals into reality. Successful people understand that the idea is simply the first step – the hard part is making it happen.
As the old saying goes, “If it were easy – everyone would do it.”
Eluid is an inspiration. He reminds us that anything is possible, but it isn’t just going to drop in your lap. To achieve the impossible, you will have to believe in yourself, apply yourself, drive yourself so that you can cross the finish line.
Emotional Intelligence is being more aware, more intentional & more purposeful How hard are you working to turn your ideas into reality?
The Queen Of Hearts
| Six Seconds EQ Practitioner | Master Trainer & Facilitator |
| Award Winning International Keynote Speaker |