Run Your Own Race!

I am extremely excited to announce that my book Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired Life! is now available. To coincide with the release, I am writing a series of blog posts that will provide some additional insights and perspectives to the concepts contained in this book. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!


Article #2

Growing up I loved playing sports, especially football and basketball. Track and field, though, was one of the sports where I preferred to be a spectator versus a participator. Nevertheless I had to run track, because my football coach wanted us to improve our speed and conditioning during our off-season from football. I did it begrudgingly.

I never grew to enjoy competing in track, but I have always loved watching track and field events, especially the sprinters. I still get excited watching the 100, 200, 400, hurdles and relays. I am still amazed at how fast world-class sprinters can propel their bodies forward.

There is something interesting about the rules of this extremely competitive sport that applies directly to our lives. Did you know that in track and field events runners are actually penalized for moving into another runners’ lane? They can be disqualified from the race for impeding a competitor’s path.

Do you realize that’s what you’re doing when you try to live someone else’s life? When you are obsessed with another person’s talents, fame, money, relationships, influence, or opportunities, you are not spending enough time focusing on developing your own talents, relationships, influence, and opportunities.

God designed you to be an extraordinarily one-of-a-kind human being. Your uniqueness is as distinct as your fingerprint is from every other person’s on earth. You are an original, so stop trying to turn yourself into someone you think is better than you. You life is just as valuable as theirs. You are indeed extraordinary!

While we all can learn and emulate best practices from others, we shouldn’t try to become them. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need you if you are exactly like someone else. That’s unnecessary duplication!

Check out this video of someone who had to learn how to run his own race…

So, stop trying to fulfill someone else’s dreams. Quit trying to live up to another’s unrealistic expectations. Cease trying to chase after a life experience that wasn’t meant for you. Whether you run cheetah-fast, snail-slow, or middling-medium, it’s your race to run, not someone else’s. You can’t live anybody else’s life and they can’t live yours.

Find your path. Run your own race. Stay in your lane. Finish strong!

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

B.I.G. Dreams are coming to a mind near you very soon!



About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

One Response to Run Your Own Race!

  1. Pingback: 8 Steps to Dreaming B.I.G.! « Dream B.I.G. in 3D!

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