Set small goals. THat way the big picture does not overwhelm you, and as you reach your small goals the success will encourage you to keep going. Before you know it, small success after small success will lead to a BIG success!!!
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By having small goals along the way you keep yourself motivated and inspired and that final goal doesn't seem that far away after all
If my run isn't going so well I will change my route so I'm making more turns or direction changes. That way I'm not discouraged by distance. I run "just to the corner" then "just to what ever landmark" I see. Soon enough my run is done and I did the full time I set out to do.
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