We had another track meet yesterday.
A lot of places were traded in the last 10 feet. (Not always 1st/2nd.)
Most kids ran hard all the way through.
But a fair number of kids pulled up before the finish line. Missed out on a last-minute take or were taken just before the line.
As anyone who has watched a game with me can attest, this is one of my biggest pet peeves with baseball. So many guys don’t run all the way through the bag.
But I got to thinking (of course) that it’s a metaphor for so many other things. How many projects have I started and not finished? Or finished half-assed?
Perhaps I need to limit my projects to those that I can finish (in terms of time, other resources, and interest). Commit to those I start.
Run all the way through. Literally and as metaphor.