Run your own race is important in your career journey. Your career is a marathon (26.2 miles) not a 5K (3.1 miles) race. A marathon builds upon miles; that’s your career. A marathon is smooth sailing at the beginning but gets harder as it goes through the hills. Sometimes within a job, you will have to relearn the job again and again. In some cases, you will be moved to another department because your services are needed. Don’t’ give up and quit. Master the new process that you are now faced with. Running your race will build upon foundations that you previously conquered and built. So all the experience, knowledge and ability will be fruitful for the track (miles) ahead. There is always some aspect of your current job that can be used for your future job. There are transferable skills that you have that will make you a better fit but there are some skills that you will have to learn. Running your race is not comparing your career to your co-workers. Everyone’s race is different as well as situations. Your race is totally different from others.
Isaiah 40:31 – but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.