Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Who wants to be first?

So in life people generally want to be first. You see it at an early age with kids rushing to be the first down the slide or the first in line. It's in our genes. Society values being first. First place winners get awards and accolades. They are remembered and revered.  But what  price did they pay? How many dead ends did they come to until they found the path that led them to be the first? We generally don't see that part. The hard part. The part that isn't glorious and is often frustrating. We see the end result and want to ourselves be first. Sometimes being first isn't glamourous. It's messy and frustrating and exhausting. It's filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Bumps and curves and forks in the road along the way.  But what keeps you going? What motivates you to be first? That little glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel where the finish line lies that no one else has crossed. So my question is this: who wants to be first?

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