No one signs up for a marathon not expecting to get tired. The question is: Where are you going to put the tired?
Sprinting is an all-out effort for a short period of time. No matter how hard we try or how much we want it, we can’t sprint forever.
It’s beneficial to learn when we need to take our foot off the gas before we run ourselves into the ground. We need to pace ourselves, to embrace the tension, and not make it go away.
Sure, it’s exciting to start but there are no heroes at the beginning.
Enthusiasm soon dwindles and you’ll find yourself in the dip. Its hard and you’re uncomfortable. That’s the moment. When others are turning around you find another gear, a place to put the tired, you lean in to the tension.
If we don’t leave anything in the tank, we don’t leave anything to finish.