This is a question that came up in a recent training day I attended. It wasn’t actually about fitness; it was a Consultants Education day. Even Consultants have things to learn you know…
It got me thinking though, because knowing what your target looks like makes it a lot easier to aim for, train for, work towards and then achieve.
For me, fitness looks like a Half Marathon run in less than 2 hours. Not something I have yet managed although I have been close enough to it to consider it a possibility.
For someone else being able to run a mile without walking would be the definition and that in itself is something worth remembering. Not everyone’s definition of success is the same but everyone can benefit from having an aim, a plan, effort/work and then you are in the best position to be successful.
• MY AIM
o Keep Fit
• MY WHY
o Motivation to consistently train and maintain fitness levels
• MY WHAT
o Half Marathon in Less Than 2 hours
• MY WHEN
o Before I turn the big 40
• MY WHERE
o Reading, Berkshire.
• MY WHO
• MY HOW
(and this is the most important bit)
o Run three times a week, various distances, working up to 12 miles two weeks before the race
Now, I have run a half marathon before so I have a view of what the how should look like for me. However, when I first started running, I took views from various people that had done similar, I did quite a lot of research on the internet on the best ways to go forward and created a training plan, I then started running, So Far so Good…
Two Half Marathons later however, having not quite managed to achieve what I wanted to (twice) I have joined a running club. The club is full of experts on running, injury, the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of training and the most critical thing, people that want to help me achieve my aim.
Next March, I am going for the Half Marathon for the third time, I will be much better prepared because I am not trying to do it alone.
This time, I will have had all the help I need to get the start line
A Training Plan
A Helping hand when things don’t go to plan
Decent advice from an expert
Motivation and someone to get me back on track when I fall off
And when I get to the start line I will continue to work with someone that can help me succeed.
A running partner that will help me mange my pace, encourage me during the race and will share the credit and the success of me achieving my goal. I will be FIT because I will be able to run a Half Marathon in under 2 hours.
This simplistic view of anything you want to achieve can be broken down exactly like the above. It simplifies the reasons for and the how to of any aim, from running a Half Marathon to making a decision about what your IT Strategy should be.
Let’s Talk about Application Migration:
Think about it, what do you want to achieve, why, what does that look like, when does it need to be done, where does it need to be done, who needs to do it and how are they going to do it.
And most important of all, find yourselves someone to work with, someone that understands the issue, can help decide what the plan should be, can help guide when required and finally that will stay with you right up to the point you have achieved your aim.
In regards to Application Migration, Camwood is just what you need. We are the experts, we know what needs to be done, we can plan it for you, undertake most of it for you and then we will stay with you throughput the process and help you succeed. It’s about getting the right help at the right time, now is the right time, we are the right help.
(Although if you need advice on running a Half Marathon, don’t come to me, I’m still learning)