It's Not How You Start...
…It’s How You FINISH!
Some people have more money than they could spend in a hundred lifetimes, yet they may be unhappy in their home life. Others have a big, beautiful house in the country and wish they lived in "The City" where they perceive all the action happening. There are still others who live in that very city and only wish for peace, quiet and space.
Life can be tough for all of us. Nobody gets a pass. Even those who we view as being at the “Top of the World” in business, sports, or in our circle of family and friends -- everyone has challenges. This thought came to mind when I spotted of the clip above, the IUAA Womens 4 x 400m Relay Final, on You Tube!! If you are impatient, start at about 3:12 and see what happens.
Far too often we buy into the notion that life is a sprint, not a marathon. That somehow every time we are faced with a setback—minor or major—that it is the end of the world. There remains a nagging thought in our mind that we have been diminished in some fashion and we are never going to be able to achieve whatever our goal may be. This attitude may well be born of hard-earned experience or may be related to some deep rooted psychological or spiritual mayhem going on in our subconscious mind.
And then, if we are lucky, the sun rises and we wake up to go at it all over again.
The song Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads is now some 35 years old, and the young man who wrote it is now almost officially a senior citizen at 64 years of age. I doubt he realized exactly how prescient the content was at the time, but I can say that we all should embrace the attitude of the young lady in that relay race. She was waaaaaay behind and completely out of the picture at that 3:12 mark.
And yet She Kept Running!
That is what we all must do every single day of our lives. Keep pressing forward no matter the odds because there is always a chance for us to create miracles in our own lives. Make it so!