"I can't do this. I can't do this."
This is what I was telling myself as I was running the biggest hill of the 6.2 mile run. I started off the run excited, happy and ready to conquer the thing. What changed?
I know what changed...It got hard. My mind got weak because I got tired. I didn't want to fail. I wanted to beat my goal time. I wanted to finish knowing I gave it my all. I didn't want to let anyone down that had their bets on me for finishing first in our group.
Those feelings sent me spinning, out of breath, and panting. I quickly changed the song in my headphones and took a look around me. Thousands of other runners were in the exact same position as me. How could I be so quick to say I failed when I was there running and giving it everything I had? Yes, it was a hilly course and hardest run in a long time. Yes, I was running slower, but I was not alone...heck some of the Dubsado team were running too. In fact, right after I started feeling like that I ran into Christian (QA Manager at Dubsado) and we high five-d. That was just the push I needed to continue on. That support and a simple smile reminded me that I am not alone.
Same in business. Things get hard. We go through weeks where it just feels like you hit wall after wall. I think it takes courage to stand together as a community or to ask for help. Community supports you...cheers you on. We are a part of the Dubsado community along with thousands of other customers. We are proud to see you all grow and flourish together. You are not alone. Despite the crazy business throws you way, just know it is all part of the plan and making you stronger along the way.
Some of us here at Dubsado are running a marathon in April. You bet I will be applying these thoughts to that too! ;)
We did a little vlog and it has some of the 10k in it as well: