Many of my colleagues asked how I did. I’m happy to share takeaways from my experience, and if you want to read a long version of my experience, then please check out the piece I wrote on my personal blog.
Never give up.
- Just because something looks easy does not mean it will be.
- Take it seriously when someone tells you something will be challenging. Maybe you will be pleasantly surprised if it is not, but you should be prepared for the challenge.
- If you do not find joy in the process but only in the goal, then you may be missing out on a lot.
- Each person has their own reason for their goals and their own way of reaching them; do not discount any of them.
- You need to be efficient when taking steps toward your goal.
- Little recognition can sometimes go a long way.
- There is nothing wrong with asking for a little help along the way.
- Training will affect your “second act” as much as it supports the “main event.” To be successful, you need a second act and not just a one-off success.
- You have to figure out the best way to measure progress toward your goal to keep you motivated.