My last 5K race was 12 years ago. Organized by one of the local YMCA’s, the sun was shinning, and I was thrilled & proud to be doing it because I’d been running for weeks and I figured it would be a breeze.
And then …
The race started and I realized it was all up very steep up-hill! As my lungs screamed for air, I walked very slowly as I watched every one else run like they were gazelles.
I finished dead last and gave up running.
I tried to pick it again over up over the years, but the same thing would happen. I’d get a little bit o momentum, I’d run behind everyone else and I’d get discouraged and I’d stopped. Each time my self-esteem would go down and it would take me longer and longer to start running again.
Then a couple of months ago I finally picked it up again and I’m now running 5K three times a week. At least one of those times is up-hill.
So why am I telling you this?
Because my learning to run is a lot like most what most entrepreneurs go through. You get all excited about something, you start to take action and then realize it’s like trying to walk the steepest hill you’ve ever climbed all while watching every one else glide right past you.
Know what I mean?
Today I want to share the lessons I’ve learned with running with you in the hopes that they’ll inspire you to keep going in your business.
- Nothing is impossible, but you do have to decide that you want it first. What do you want? Have you really decided to go after it or are you just like hoping that it will happen?
- It doesn’t matter if you’re last because there’s no such thing. There’s just where you are in this moment on any given day. Stop comparing. If you must compete with someone, compete with yourself.
- Keep track of the wins. So often in business we look at the big wins and measure only that, but the truth is that the small wins is what builds your confidence. Running for 30 seconds was my initial win. Every time I lace my shoes, it’s a win. What wins do you have in your business?
- Don’t panic when you have bad days, just keep going instead of “losing” your shit. The only thing that matters is that you keep going. I don’t know how long it will take for you to get to the finish, all I know is that you won’t get there if you don’t take the next step. If you have to lose your shit, put a time limit on it.
Now that you’ve read the above, what’s your takeaway? How will you apply this to your business? What gem do you walk away with for yourself?
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