Spartans At Work

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

by Jason Jaksetic

Who is going to excel at a Spartan event?  Someone who makes success a part of their everyday life.  For most of us, that’s our work life.

The individual who knows no boundaries in his resolve to achieve career goals is made for Spartan Races.

There is no 9 to 5 for the Spartan entrepreneur, small business owner, or ambitious employee. They don’t hit the snooze at 5:00 am.  Why?  Because they’re up at 4:00 am, getting a quick workout in before tackling a 12-15 hour work day.

A job is not just a job if one possesses the Spartan mentality.  It’s about doing something meticulously and doing it well.  It’s about a passion for excellence in performance.  It’s about perfect execution, all of the time.

And when things don’t go according to plan, one must be adaptable.

Success at a Spartan event is determined by dedication, resilience, creativity, positive attitude, adaptability, strength, endurance, and speed (among a litany of other noble qualities).

The mental resolve needed to accomplish your goals at a Spartan Sprint, Super Spartan, or the Death Race should not begin and end with your workouts or on race day.  It should be cultivated into an instinctual and habitual attitude toward any task at hand.

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Training should never be a grind. If apathy reaches in and robs you of the thrill of living in the moment, then you should stop what you are doing and ask yourself: why am I doing this?  The same goes for your job.

It doesn’t matter what it is, it should be something that you strive to excel at for the sake of excellence.  That’s what life is about, isn’t it?

There is always an easy way out.  Always.

But the winners never give that direction a single glance.

So who will be racing first towards the finish line at the next Spartan Race?  Probably the person who had the “fewest” hours available to train.  Probably someone with immense family obligations and a crushing workload to manage.

An indomitable spirit will shine at a Spartan Race.  Are you bringing yours to the table?

Jason Jaksetic is a writer/athlete/Spartan who can be found racing all over the country.  Contact him at http://www.facebook.com/jasonjaksetic or www.JasonJaksetic.com.

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