Brayden Haws

March 2, 2023

Scratchpad Scribbles: Why Are You Running?

Why are we running? Is it out of fear or love? 

I came across this quote from Steven Pressfield that talked about the ways to train horses: 

Horses understand the whip, but I don't want a racer that runs that way. A horse that loves to run will beat a horse that's compelled, every day of the week.

This is something we should consider for ourselves. Are we doing what we do out of fear? And if so, who is holding the whip? Our employer? Our peers? Ourselves? If so, we should get away and find a place where we are not driven by fear.

Because if you get to a place where you love what you do and are driven by that love, you work will elevate. And you will thrive. The quality of everything will go up.

Running is part of life, but do all you can to run because you want to, not because you have to.

About Brayden Haws

Healthcare guy turned tech wannabe. Doing product stuff at Grow. Building Utah Product Guild⚒️. Created the PM A.M. Newsletter. Curated the Patchwork PM Bible. Constantly tinkering on my 🛻. Occasionally writing poor takes on product strategy and technology.

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