16 Things You Need for ______

Nathan A. Cunningham
1 min readSep 27, 2023

…for your journey?

When wrote this list I was in Startup mode, and it was an idea I captured after a run — the title was:

“Things you need for a startup as well as a trail run in the rain.”

I think there were 10.

While cleaning up Evernote, and inspired by this incredible post by Scott Belsky — “some sunday thoughts on running”, my attention piqued so I decided to refine and share. Who knows, maybe I’ll work on as series of articles or books: “A Trail Runners Guide — …”

The items on this list resonate with me as things I need to continually cultivate. And broadly these are good things for whatever type of vocational path you’re on. So here are:

16 Things You Need for Your Journey

… and if you go on a trail run on a wet day, in no particular order:

Grit
Focus
Agility
Balance
Traction
Flexibility
Momentum
Adaptability
Ability to Recover
More Focus
Confidence
Endurance
Initiative
Humility
Patience
Wisdom
Joy

Maybe good running shoes too … and likeminded companions who also like to run in the rain would also fit on the list. :)

Which one(s) resonate most with you on your journey?

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