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May 6, 2010

Never look behind

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That image you see there, is the decisive move with the two best one day cyclists in the world in it, at the Tour of Flanders this year. You don’t have to be a cycling expert to get it.

Our lives are cutthroat most of the time. We love to battle. We somehow love to reflect as well, to look back at what we achieved. Most of us do it too soon, however, never fully capturing the moment. Do you think the two of them sat up at the top of the climb to reflect on the gap they had just created? I think not. I think they got to the top and pedalled even harder down that hill to make sure they stayed away from the chasing pack.

There is always someone coming at your heels. For your job, for your contracts, for your goals, your life. A product of our “modern” world they will say. I am just not buying it. Unfortunately we don’t always have the choice. We have to attack. When we are out of breath after the attack, we have to find that extra gear where there isn’t one and keep going.

Don’t look back.

If you are willing to make the break, don’t worry about those you leave behind. They are chasing you, after all…

2 Comments on “Never look behind

dan
May 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

awesome picture. awesome post.

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Urban Ninja
May 10, 2010 at 10:37 am

thanks! was great fun writing it.

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