Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Racer's Edge

The most important factor that distinguishes a racer from a pacer is motivation. The former has a profound ability to see the finish line and go for the gusto, whereas a pacer cogitates, procrastinates, and stagnates.

The noble enthusiasm of a racer reminds me of an admonishment my Tibetan Buhhist teacher gave me. He said, "You should go seek and practice the dharma with the same urgency as if you hair were on fire and you had to put it out with your hand."

In other words, race, don't  pace. To the one with burning desire and keen motivation, the rewards fall upon you like ripe fruit from a tree.

So hone your desire and make the dream real. All it takes is a decisive action with keen intent.




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