Case in point…
Many years ago, I got it in my head that I would love to run a marathon. I was doing some long-distance bicycling at the time and thought it would be a cool bucket list item to go 26.2 miles on foot.
I told a friend who was a runner and she immediately shut me down. She told me how hard it was going to be. She told me I would never find the time.
She completely crushed that dream. Worse, I let her.
Looking back, I don’t regret sharing my goal. What I regret is sharing it with the wrong person. Had I chosen someone different and asked them to support me, I might have a great fable to tell of conquering my goal of running a marathon. Instead, I am sharing my failed story in this blog.
If you have personal selling goals, share them. Find someone who will check in on you; someone who will offer encouragement. Don’t keep them to yourself and don’t let someone crush you with doubt. Take nothing others say personally. Believe in yourself and do your best.
And run, Forrest. Run.
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