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10 Not-so-secret Things to be Successful in Life Marathon and Investing

10 Not-so-secret Things to be Successful in Life, Marathon and Investing

Runners in the house? Here’s an interesting “listicle” of 10 things you’ve got to know if you want to be successful in running and investing. Leo is a good friend of mine I met in an online forum where we discuss about stocks and investing. Since then, we teamed up to bring you Overhaul – The Stock Market Strategy seminar and the friendship among us team members has then become fun, adventurous, full of laughter and good food, and personal finance-savvy in essence.

You can also check his financial journey in this post
Leo at Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013
Without further ado, here’s your 10 ways to be successful in marathon and investing from a health buff and runner himself, Leo Manalaysay. (Check out why I love #5). 
1. Honor your Master (You cannot do it all by yourself!)
– Apart from me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

– I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13

-The LORD will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me – psalms 138:8 NLT

– For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

– Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. – Matthew 6:33

– Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

                                   

2. You have to set a goal.

– You cannot achieve anything unless you have a goal.

– Break your goals into mini-achievable goals.

– Every goal must have deadline.

– Goal without a plan is just a wish.

– Start small, think big.

3. Know thyself.

– Know your strength and weaknesses.

– Know the best strategy that suits you (Training and Trading Strategy).

– Know your pace. Are you a sprinter or a marathoner? Long-term Investor or short term trader?

– Know your passion.

– Know your Core Gift (God-given Talent).

4. Find the right mentor/ pacer/ hero

– Find someone who can mentor you.

– Surround yourself with people that will support and encourage you in times of failure and success.

– Look for the best man in the league that inspires you.

– Investing (Peter Lynch, Warren Buffet, Jesse Livermore).

– Sports (Michael Jordan, Manny Pacquiao, Lance Armstrong).

– Life ( Jesus, Joshua, King David, Solomon, Daniel)

5. Know your Hero’s Battlecry

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” –Lance Armstrong

Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. – Warren Buffet

It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how you get hit and keep moving forward – Rocky Balboa

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. – William Wallace

I don’t have dreams- i have goals! – Harvey Specter

No ID No Entry – Manong Guard

6. You must know exactly where you are and endure every obstacles.

– Marathon (Uphill, Downhill, Flat, Trail).

– Trading (Bearish, Bullish, Sideways).

– Life (Happiness, Boredom, Sorrow, Trials).

7. Prepare yourself.

– Change your mindset.

– Discipline yourself.

– Create a habit.

– Educate yourself.

– Read books and blogs.

– Attend Seminars

8. Make a plan.

– List all your resources.

– Gather all information.

– Create a time table.

– Create a daily, monthly. yearly Progress Log.

– Ask for suggestions from your friend.

9. You should keep going.

– No matter what happens, stay focused on your goals.

– You never know how far you can go until you’ve gone too far.

– If you fail, get up and move forward.

– It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.

– Every Step Takes You Closer To Your Goal.

10. You should enjoy the journey

– Enjoy every season of your life.

– Enjoy the sunrise, the scenery, feel the adrenaline rush.

– And smile when you cross the finish line (running).

– Give yourself a reward like a vacation once in a while.

– Do not forget to share your blessings and help those who are in need.

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