Run Your Own Race

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

As the 2016 Rio Olympics wrapped up, Michael Phelps accomplished his 20th Olympic Gold Medal with a win in the 200M butterfly event. Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history and has done that by focusing on himself, not necessarily his competition.

Following the race, a photograph surfaced and made the rounds on the internet showing Phelps with his head forward and his eyes on the finish line. Le Clos, a South American competitive swimmer, was seen looking over at Phelps almost fixated on him.


The Olympics served as a reminder to the Dion Marketing team that the definition of success is definable by ourselves. Our only competition is our own mind and goals. Only we know the battles we’ve overcome, only we know when we’ve given it our all and only we know if we are capable of more.

With a clear vision of where we want to end up, the Dion Marketing team has learned our personal instinct will always be the most reliable. Too often in in the professional world, different industries compare themselves to others to gauge their success. As a team, we are able to push our limits and become more focused by keeping our vision on our future.

With the success of other people constantly popping up on social outlets, it is easy to get wrapped up in thinking that you need to measure up. However, the more time you spend worrying about what others are doing, the less time you are focusing on yourself and your own success.


Consider this: what types of accomplishments feel important to you and your success?

The Dion Marketing team has accepted the fact that we are on a journey; our own individual path “bouncing to the beat of our own ball.”

We won’t have the same experiences as other agencies, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. We are on our own race to our goal, as we continue to cross inspiring paths with those we are meant to learn something from.