You have more in common with a marathon runner than a speed racer. Your best qualities tend to emerge when you’re committed to a process that takes a while to unfold. Learning to pace yourself is a crucial life lesson. That’s how you get attuned to your body’s signals and master the art of caring for physical needs. That’s also how you understand it’s important not to compare yourself constantly to others’ progress. A temporary exception to the rule? Just for now, it makes sense to run fast for a short time.