I was watching Kurt play fetch with his new puppy, Max. Kurt would throw a ball as far as he could, Max would race after it, never slowing down until he had it in his mouth. Sprinters call this “running through the tape”.
Have you’ve ever watched as some runners near the finish line and slow up in the final few steps? There’s something in us that clicks off the engine as soon as we know we’re going to make it to the end of the race. It’s human nature.
It’s even more impressive when you see a runner lean forward and push their hardest in those last few steps. Olympic runners put their heads down and plow forward pushing their hardest. It’s special and it elevates the elite competitors.
We all need to pursue our goals full tilt, not cautiously. You can always make mid-course adjustments, like Max does when the ball takes a weird bounce. But life is short. We’re not here to dangle our toes in the water, we’re here to make waves.
How many of your 2017 goals have you made progress on? Tomorrow, pick a goal or create a new one and meet it. Like the runner who leans forward and gives his best burst of energy, give your all. Push into the task and don’t slow down.
The road is easier together,