by Hoogie Espinosa . November 7th, 2014
Sadly, we usually believe in stereotypical modes of victory.
But hours pass by and the finish line or even the midpoint is no where in sight. And you think to yourself that you’ve spent too much time and effort on this. You might as well go forward. You base your intent on your distance from the start and not your distance from the end. So you go off, and keep on running until you finish days after.
Now you were able to finish, but did you really win? Within those days you obsessed over that one thing, Steve got lots of other things covered while searching for a more efficient way to finish your project. While you shut yourself off, he got advice and help.
Remember that even if victory could be important to you, there are many roads to it and many types of wins you could go for. You’re not in just one race. You’re in a round robin of many races. and sometimes, you have to let go of one to win the rest. Wasted time is time you can’t get back. But you can learn from it and use the rest of it efficiently.