“He’s going the distance. He’s going for speed.”
– Cake, “The Distance”
I always loved that Cake song. It’s so money. I love the tenacity of it. I was reminded of it the other day when I saw a quote – “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
Put me in the latter camp. I’ve got a great life partner (thanks mi amor). I’ve got a great co-founder (thanks Bart). I’ve got a great team (thanks Marc). I’ve got great family and friends (thanks all). If I were alone I would have burned out and given up long ago.
So, while there are many days I certainly don’t feel like I’m “blowing” up (professionally) and this feels like a long, hard slog, it’s been one of continual improvement. And I actually love that part. I love striving toward something better no matter how long that takes.
I’m not one to give up. It’s just not in me. So while I’ll never win a sprint, I sure as hell am gonna outlast you, because I’m not alone and I’m going for distance.