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Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want by Patricia Walsh

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CHAPTER 5

ABIDE THE ROOT LINE

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PART OF THE ISSUE OF ACHIEVEMENT IS TO BE ABLE TO SET REALISTIC GOALS, BUT THAT’S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO DO BECAUSE YOU DON’T ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU’RE GOING, AND YOU SHOULDN’T.

—George Lucas

In long-distance road events, we talk about something called the root line. The root line is the shortest possible distance that the course can be run. If you do not run the shortest possible distance, you are expending unnecessary time and energy to achieve the same result. If you take turns that are wider than the root line, you are adding distance. A marathon is 26.2 miles by its shortest path. You can add distance, ...

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