A colleague told the story about advice his coach gave him when he was on the track team: “Run through the tape.”
By the end of the race, everyone who makes it to the finish line is exhausted. The natural inclination is to slow down even a minuscule amount once you see the finish line. “Whew, I made it!” is a thought that often runs through sprinters’ minds.
The coach was encouraging the runners to be focused all the way to the end.
It is good advice for anyone working on a project. Even if you’re tired, it’s always best if you finish strong. Take his advice and run through the tape on your next task.
–— beth triplett