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As I was thinking about all of this, I thought of a conversation I’d had with my daughter a few weeks earlier. She had just run her first half marathon. She shared that at the start of the race she found herself trying to keep pace with the other runners. But aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 5 Retro How to Create a style for tall and petite women she quickly realized if she kept up that pace she probably wouldn’t be able to finish the race without walking. And her goal was to run the entire race, and finish.

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She slowed down and she did indeed finish the entire race, without walking.

I was so proud of her. She recognized that she needed to run her own race; that for her it wasn’t a competition (yes, for some runners it is, and that’s fine but that’s a different story).

At the end aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 5 We Prefer Nike To Under Armour In Our Portfolio of the race, when my daughter heard the winning time for her age group, she felt a slight pang of defeat. The time was much faster than her own. I reminded her the other young woman was merely running Air Jordan 17s her race, at her pace.

My Air Jordan 15s daughter quickly agreed, and once again felt proud of her accomplishment. She had done what she set out to do. She felt Air Jordan 4s good about it. And Air Jordan 23s she was energized and motivated to go out and do it again.

It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap.

To measure our success by the pace others set. In many ways we’re conditioned to compare. But it usually only results in feeding our ego, or squashing it. And neither is what I believe life ought to be about. The challenge is to break that habit and commit to running your own race and living your own life.

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