Yesterday, I went on an afternoon “jog” with two of my kids. Each of us walked out the door with our own music in our ears… ready to take on the dirt road. Within SECONDS (literally) they left me in their dust.
Not that it was a race… of course…
So, despite being a bit irritated (UMM… why are you RUNNING when this was clearly just a jog? And WHAT exactly are you trying to prove?)
I ran harder, faster…. not to WIN, but to not fall FURTHER BEHIND.
Before long, my lungs BURNED in a way they hadn’t burned in a long time… in too long of a time.
My own heavy breathing and the blood pumping in my ears overtook the music I was listening to….
If I were on my normal “jog,” I would have stopped… you know, what am I trying to prove? No sense in pulling something that could necessitate my missing out on future jogs….
But, I wasn’t alone.
And so I FOUND ANOTHER GEAR.
I dug deep and found a gear I didn’t know I had.
Now, this story — unfortunately — doesn’t end with some triumphant win on my part…. Despite my “new gear,” I was STILL lagging behind, and I CONTINUED to lag behind.
But I was also on fire. Every fiber of my being was pumping hard… my legs were moving fast and strong… my breath became rhythmic…
The most important part,
perhaps the only part that matters,
I went further, faster and for longer than I EVER would have gone alone. I got a better workout, had MORE fun and pushed past my own “limits.”
ALL because I was running with the right crowd.
ALL because I wasn’t running alone.
ALL because of the power of association.
The same principle is at work in YOUR business.
Who you hang with matters…
You will UP YOUR GAME when you’re with people who are also playing their best.
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