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Mile #9

About this mile

Always be a student

and learn new things

Learn to Improve

with better life skills

Perform Better

and enjoy greater success

Improve Your Performance

A misconception for many people in life is that learning finishes when they leave education and start work. Nothing could be further than the truth. In order to develop new skills that will improve our performance we have to keep learning. Learning is exercise for the brain. Learning requires practise so we get better and are able to perform at a higher standard.

Whether we are talking about running or life in general – we have to train the brain to experience better performance. So in this sense, learning is the same as runner’s training. It is practising and preparing to perform better at a future date. Professional athletes know that training is not about running as fast as you can, but practicing ready to run faster at a future date. The same is true of learning in professional life – the more skills you have that are relevant to your performance, the better you will perform in the future.

In this mile we will explore how training for the brain is essential to fulfill our potential. We will look at learning from a runner’s perspective and how we can keep moving forward and improve our performance.


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 – 1729)

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