I was out running the other day.
Another guy ran past me, his pace quick.
“Can I keep up with that?” I wondered.
I tried to follow suit, but then the other guy stopped.
His race was over. He checked his wristwatch and smiled. It looked like he had broken his personal record.
I was only half-way through my own race.
The rest of the workout was a drag. I had consumed a lot to keep up with someone else’s sprint.
As my fellow writer Claire Emerson says:
How often do you get lured into someone else’s race? You can’t help but to feel behind — in your business, career, health, relationships, or wealth.
You need to "stay in your own financial lane" as Kevin Hart joked.
If you're feeling behind, take a step back. Change your perspective. In the words of Bon Jovi: you're exactly where you're supposed to be.
Where do you want to go next?
Have a great week!
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