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S5-Ep237 - Running Your Own Race

August 21, 2019

 I’m not sure where today’s “Internet reference” comes from – it appears to just be some wiseguy on the internet, and there are many versions of it, It’s titled: Everyone is running their own race, in their own time. Google it (after this podcast – you can wait 2 minutes – practice some restraint people!), or check our show notes on our website.

It says:

New York is 3 hours ahead of California. But that doesn’t make California slow.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, but waited 5 years before securing a good job. Someone became a CEO at 25 and died at 50, while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to be 90. Someone is still single, while someone else got married.

 Everyone in this world works based on their time zone.

People around you might seem ahead of you, while some may seem behind you. But everyone is running their own race, in their own time. Do not envy them and do not mock them.


   And I think that this is one of the hardest things to do. Jealousy is real. And I’ve rarely been affected by it. I consider it a blessing, and a curse. I could care very little what others think of me, as long as I know why I’m doing it … but I wouldn’t say I have many friends. I have some strong views on parenting – but my kids will never be the most popular or the most successful at all points in their lives.

And for all of the mothers and fathers out there worrying that your child is behind in reading skills, or ice skating, soccer, or healthy eating habits; you all are on your own race. Note; It doesn’t mean stop racing! It doesn’t even mean take your foot off the accelerator, but I believe it means that you will get it in your own time.


So Relax, You are not early. You are not late.

You are very much on time.