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Similar to running, others may not be able to tell the difference between founders doing it for the wrong reasons vs. the right reasons. But it'll matter during the lowest valleys. I think those that are doing it for the right reasons will tend to make it through the dip more often.
Des Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years in 2018. But what you may not know is that in 2011, she came in second in heartbreaking fashion, getting passed by Kenya's Caroline Kilel with 200 meters to go and losing by TWO seconds. We could all learn a lot from Des' attitude about the race, towards training, towards life and on overcoming failure. In her words, "Failure is an action, not an identity."