Re-Rethinking the marathon metaphor…
There’s a start, a finish, and the faster you run, the further you go:
The secret to winning a marathon is to knuckle down and keep going.
Most of us live like this, but reality isn’t so two dimensional. Real life has no signs, and no straight lines. There’s just a maze of infinite options:
Some paths, like some careers, take five times longer to get where you want. Some paths, like some relationships, are dead ends.
If you were teaching a robot to navigate a maze, you wouldn’t tell it to always run forward. You’d teach it to remember where it’s going, and when it gets stuck, to go back and try a different path.
As people, we’re really good at the running forward part. With a clear stretch, we can soar ahead for miles. But we hate – we’re literally fearful – of…
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