Knowing when you’re in the dip

There are two things we need to understand about marathon runners:

  1. No one signs up for a marathon not expecting to get tired.
  2. Every marathon runner hits a wall. That moment when your body shuts down and you want nothing more than to quit.

The question then becomes, where are you going to put the tired?

No project is worth doing, no book is worth writing, no movement is worth starting that doesn’t have a moment where you ask yourself, “Is it worth it?”

That’s the moment–when you get to decide what kind of person you’re going to be: People like us do stuff like this or be like everyone else and quit.