I know I have been sharing a lot of Seth’s blog posts with you lately – and that is because many of them speak to me and resonate within.
Today’s post, “It’s not a race” is so timely to me and even if it doesn’t resonate with you today, it’s here for when it does.
I grew up being competitive – still am. But that’s not what this post is about. If you are just focused on “winning” and not about how you win – that’s what this is about.
There is the age-old saying:
“It’s about the Journey and not the destination.”
I think it is partly true. It is about the Journey but also about the destination. You need a place to move towards in order to keep moving forward. So while you are not finished at the particular destination, it is a marker of momentum, movement, contribution.
Another thing is also true. You can win by cheating or you can win and pick people up along the way. If you just “win” you may get a short-term reward like a medal or money. But being a “winner?” Well, that means you are in it for the long haul. Winning particular races can be fun and exhilarating but being a winner is a way of life.
As a good friend and mentor reiterated the other day, we don’t want things, we CHOOSE them.
We can choose to be a winner or we can choose to win a race.
As Seth says:
“…he won a particular race,” to, “he’s a winner.” They’re not the same thing.
What do you choose?