Monday, March 23, 2009

On Performance: (II)

Unsuccessful ending is a failure. I know it’s mundane having known some people run 50, 100 & 200 KM… When I started on the 10K, the structure was having a break after every 2KM; to run the full 10K, finally it was all merged. Though I was reluctant initially, after a bit of pondering, I expend about 30 mins on my strength training daily to see if I can improve on my running. Moreover, I am loving the results. Proper break ups in every orbit, considering long term is the maven’s ability to rebound. Even at desk the key is the short intermissions with right outlook, what exactly is required to be completed at the end of the day? Let’s have an elaborate look …

Settle on long run:

The magic is punctiliously plan the small, little goals so that the performance will peak at major events. You know?! Olympic participants are trained for four years just for one single event. In 1988, Moorhouse and his trainer calculated 62 seconds for 100 meters, four years in advance, thinking that should be fine to win the Gold medal, then they just had to focus on doing better then this. He must have carefully worked upon specific goals in several areas like –strength training, nutrition, mental hardiness, techniques etc., to check if it effect his goal or he can improve on the existing timings – or to make sure, if he can achieve his ultimate goal.

I know a friend of mine a big shot in giant company; when he joined the organization, he says that he had actually planned for this. I have seen the spreadsheets to rise up in the office, he made as a fresher, each field with precise position and a year spent. In the comments section he had identified the areas in which he was lacking the proficiency and worked on to improve upon. As he grew up on the ladder the comment were changed to ‘Increase the reputation’, ‘Influence the executives of other departments’, ‘manage complex initiatives and bring it to end successfully.’ He must have placed minor goals in this regard, to accomplish the major one. What a diligent work he must have put in persevering this! . It paid up…now he rules about 1000 people and an impressive unit.

They have a complete system built for to watch the tiny steps towards their target.

Well, this was a second release ‘On Performance’.

Close up:
‘I have never let my schooling interfere with my education’.
~Mark Twain

1 comment:

  1. Anybody can make a plan but very few can execute it successfully. I really admire your friend here.

    "It pays to plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."