Startups are Ultramarathons: Lessons from the Trail [Part 2…]
June 26th is 8 days away. At 5am, the gun will go off and I’ll take my first step in the Western States 100 – a 100.2 mile ultra-marathon from Olympic Valley, CA to Auburn, CA.
The course includes more than 18,000′ of elevation climb and day-time temperatures of more than 100 degrees.
I officially started training on Jan 4th – six months of daily effort – more than 1200 miles of running, strength-training 3-4x/week, and monitoring every calorie I consume.
In running these ultra-marathons, I’ve learned a few lessons that translate to running a startup. Yesterday I shared two Lessons from the Trail about how startups are like ultra-marathons –
1/ Make hard things routine
2/ Prepare to train
Today, I’m sharing a couple more…
While every day and every week feels like a sprint, the path to make a lasting impact for your customers is a long journey.
Stay focused, stay committed.