I had overnight cycling with my cell group on Saturday night (which is why I hadn’t posted over the weekend). It was quite tiring, but it was great fun.

3 or 4 of us were cycling at the front at pace (and naturally got to the destination first), while most of the group (there were more than 20 of us) cycled slowly at the back. And it kind of taught me a few things.

Firstly, when you’re at the front, when you’re pushing to be the first, it tends to be less crowded. There were only 3 or 4 of us in the front group at almost all times. Secondly, the gaps are not linear. The 3 or 4 of us i the front were really far ahead of the rest. The gaps between the others were a lot smaller. There were other segregations, but the gaps weren’t that obvious. Thirdly, while being at the back was more relaxing, and you had the company of the others, it didn’t provide the thrill and enjoyment that being at the front provided.

3 lesson, that are more or less true for life as well. Push to be the first, the best in whatever you do, because while you might be more alone, it is well worth it. You’ll enjoy it. And the gap between 1st and 2nd is huge.

How about you? In your life, are you pushing to be the first?