IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A RACELife is a long, winding trail. It's full of obstacles, decisions, conflicts, opportunities, mistakes, successes, and challenges to who you are.Your goals are going to change, what you want will change, what you feel will change.It's important to keep an open mind to these changes, and be flexible to adapt, to overcome.It's okay to question, it's okay to wonder. You're not in this game to win a race, you're in it to complete a marathon.However that marathon ends is up to you. There is no right or wrong except whatever works for you. Of course, this is within some reason, but don't feel like you need to run (if we keep using our marathon metaphor here) according to someone else's roadmap.The trail will wind around corners, up hills and along rivers, it will change on you unexpectedly, and sometimes you need to change with it.Remember: you're the only one in your marathon, so run it how you want.