• Steve

BUSINESS IS THE SAME AS RUNNING. THE ONLY RACE YOU’RE IN IS WITH YOURSELF!


Whilst out on a run this morning I was about 2km in and on the other side of the road another runner blew past me... probably going twice as fast… enough to make me think, wow that’s impressive. 🏃🏻‍♂️


I looked across and gave him the smile and friendly wave, then carried on. 👍🏻


I realised I have no idea if he was at the start of his run, or at the end, if he’s doing 100m sprints, 20 miles or 100 miles. I also don’t know if he’s a former Olympian or a fresh beginner going out too fast (as we all do). 🙄


But I also know it doesn’t matter.


I was planning to do 17-18Km across some challenging country paths, so my plan was to start slow and end slower, which is what I did. 🌲🌳


In business it’s exactly the same.


We have all seen the hot shots who blow onto the scene and seem to win every award going in two years. Good for them.


We don’t know what their horizon is or what they’re working to, or what they’ve sacrificed to get there. 🥺


The important thing is to know your own plan and stick to it.


As I limped home having completed my challenge, it was a terrible time and certainly slower than what I was doing before COVID, but that doesn’t matter. I’m proud that I challenged myself and pushed my boundaries. 🏆


Do I know what happened to the man at 2km?


No, but good luck to him.


The only battle I face is with myself and that’s also the only person I judge myself against.


In your business or career consider doing the same. Know your own limits and see if you can break through them. 📈


Yes there might be someone who seems further ahead, but who cares, they have their own battles to face.


When you know your biggest opponent is actually in your own head, acknowledging this and taking control is one of the most powerful mindset shifts you can ever make.


GO OUT AND RUN YOUR RACE. 🙌🏻


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