Goals setting is neither a Marathon nor a Sprint but a Pilgrimage

Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer / Wanderer above the Sea of Fog — (Caspar David Friedrich)

A popular quote you can find in most books of the self-help genre goes like this: “Achieving your goals is a sprint, not a Marathon.”

This saying should emphasize the fact, that you need endurance and not speed when you plan to achieve your goals. However, after running and finishing several real-life Marathons I am convinced, that goal setting is…