The person who crosses the finish line first isn’t always the person who wins the race. Sometimes there are other goals or rules that the runner doesn’t know, sometimes, you have to go around the track a second time. Ultimately, you have to know what game you’re playing to win!
I thought about this while watching a new show – Life after Top Chef. One of my favorite chefs is Fabio – he’s so adorable and the accent is to die for. He said one thing that was poignant. “I never when on Top Chef to win, I went on to be the fan favorite.” And out of all the chefs, he ultimately seems to have the most going on. He’s opened up two new restaurants since the end of the show, starting some sort of drink line, is doing pizza commercials, and I’m sure many other things that he hasn’t mentioned. The others have a restaurant or two, but not increasing at his level.
Why is this important? Because he set his own rules, knew what the long-term game plan was and strove for it. He knew that he may not have been the best chef, but knew that he was going to take his five minutes of fame and turn them into years of prosperity.
In your life, what race are you running? Are you competing with people who will always win? Are you in a race as a mother, wife and four children, while the other runner is a single woman with no debt?
Think about the finish line – then think about how you are going to win this race!
Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? In the spirit of welcoming the 31 Dayers to join us, won’t you please give me your best five minutes.