2018 is going to be a big season. Not just for myself but also for Purpose.
Beyond just taking part in races for personal goals (I’ve signed up for 3 major ones so far), these are also the platforms for Purpose–regionally, and beyond. To me, events like these are the best times to know and get closest to actual users. Better than startup conferences or trend reports ever will be.
Going into race weekend things got hectic. There was much to do, things yet to be prepared, and equipment to be tweaked. There was also the added pressure to do well – not just for myself to complete, but also for Purpose to perform and be noticed.
Nothing makes an effort sweeter than getting things done successfully. When we do things, do we do it merely for the sake of doing it (completing) or do we do it in order to improve ourselves (compete)?
It is worthy to make a note to ourselves that every effort is an opportunity to learn and get better. Every action we do must be able to reverb back us knowing that we’ve improved.
The best analogy for this is in sports. Most times the trainings are repetitive, and the drills a chore. Yet after that hour or two of effort, the endorphins kick in and we see the rewards immediately. We feel great!
So what is it that you would like to do? Are you in it just because it’s a job, or are you in it because it makes a difference?