A while back I was in Whistler with some buddies for a dads getaway.
We had a ping pong tournament, and before long, the last men standing were me and one other guy.
We squared off, played a fast and furious game, and I won.
It felt great.
But then he asked for a rematch.
I felt a little niggling doubt, but of course I accepted.
…and promptly got SKUNKED.
He trounced me on the second game as well.
As we played, I realized this had been a pattern in my life.
In sports, business, and so many other areas, I’d often been the “fast start” who is first out of the gate but then quickly plateaus, fades, and ultimately FIZZLES OUT.