A 135-mile Death Valley race asks: Can You Better Your Previous Best?
How do you create multimillion-dollar oceanfront masterpieces so stunning that they sell in any real estate market?
Or operate a lean, streamlined nonprofit organization that provides housing, schools, food, water and medical needs for people in Haiti who desperately need them NOW? (www.chpf.org)
Or, for that matter, how do you run 135 non-stop miles across Death Valley in the middle of summer—travelling in 125+ degree heat on foot across the hottest place on earth—and survive?
Truth: to attain significant success, one must obsess. Although obsessing gets knocked because of its association with psychological disorders, I have to tell you that anything I’ve ever done very well, I’ve obsessed over—and then I’ve gone after it relentlessly, continuing even when the result I’ve worked so hard for seems improbable if not impossible. Not always, but most of the time, I’m able to bring it home.
Having just come back from the Badwater race in Death Valley for the sixth time, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned, as Badwater always teaches me (and hopefully you) something new...
Click here to read my full race reflection and learn if you can better your previous best: http://www.frank-mckinney.com/blog.asp?article=240