Believe it or not when I was a teenager I ran track, …ok pick your jaw back up . One of the best things I learnt during that period was from one of our school instructors. She advised us to always look forward when running and not concentrate on the runners beside you, “You may glance at your competition with the side of your eye when running, but the focus from the minute you hear the whistle should always be the finish line.” she said. Fantastic advice, I can’t even remember her face or her name but I never forgot those words, they have helped me in my work and personal life. Which brings me back to the topic “Chasing Shadows”. Quick question have you ever met a classmate, colleague or business associate who was so hell bent on being better than you all the time , that sometimes their attitude inched close to being termed as obsessive aggressive rivalry?