When you give consideration to this quote it seems simple enough advice but how often when we reach a crossroads requiring a decision do we stop to ask ourselves "Is this my own race I'm running or someone elses?"
Not often I would hazaard to guess. Especially given the fact that people so often feel guilty if they say no to someone or something, let alone decide to put their own needs and desires ahead of anothers. There are times when the needs and situations of others must be put first, but it is a good idea to learn how to find a proper balance so you are not continually self-sacrificing. I personally think it is a good question to ask ourselves on a regular basis, whether at a crossroads or not. It might for a moment, give each of us a clearer perspective.