Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about why I run marathons. It isn’t because I think running is particularly fun, or because I’m all that competitive. It’s because of the lessons I’ve learned and the things I’ve been able to achieve through the training and dedication. As a parent, those are the types of life lessons I want to instill in my kids.
In today’s episode, Doug and I discuss the 3 main reasons why I want to teach my kids to run marathons. That may sound a little extreme at first, but once you hear our reasoning, I bet you’ll end up feeling the same way.
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- Is it extreme to want your kids to run a marathon?
- Praising practice rather than innate ability
- Encourage persistence and the ability to postpone gratification
- Questioning the impossible
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