If you are interested in being a track star are you hanging around couch potatoes?
When you are ready to push yourself, you drop the ineffective parts of your training without a second thought. For a business owner who is about to blast off, that may mean you stop hanging out with government employees. Or at the very least you probably minimize the professional contact with those who won’t understand your 18 hour work days.
Instead you seek out other business owners who are pushing their limits.
And if you’re really clever,
You look for the folks who have paved the path before you . . . and you get as close to them as possible. Experience the way the best do what you want to do and your energy surges. You push to match. That’s the nature of your competitive spirit.
Even if you do “get your butt kicked” you still set some records.
This photo (courtesy of Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images) shows Tyson Gay breaking the American world record with a time of 9.71 – which would have set the world record had Usain Bolt not been in the race. “The Jamaican shattered the world record again Sunday, running 100 meters in 9.58 seconds at the world championships to turn his much-anticipated race against Tyson Gay into a one-man show.”
I may not like losing, but if I’m going to lose, I’d rather lose to the best.