WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?

In the 1968 Olympics
Tanzanian runner, John Akhwari,
fell during the marathon race and
severely injured his leg.
Olympic officials wanted him
to drop out but he refused.
In great pain, he hobbled on,
one step a a time.
An hour after other runners
had finished the race
Akhwari managed to somehow
cross the finish line.
The few spectators still in the
stadium rose to their feet in
disbelief and gave Akhwari
a thunderous ovation.
When asked why he didn’t quit,
Akhwari simply replied,
”My country did not send me here
to start the race.
They sent me here to finish.”
Take a moment to reflect
and ask yourself this question:
What is one really important thing
in your life you want to finish?”

It’s easy to start things
but are you willing to finish?
There are always plenty of excuses
to delay or quit the race.
But are you willing to do what it
takes to cross the finish line,
no matter how long it takes to do it?
It says a lot about your character
if you persevere and finish.
There’s honor in reaching your goal.
There’s honor in a determined effort.
There’s honor in having the courage
to endure until the end.
What is one really important thing
in your life you want to finish?”

Honor yourself by finishing.

3 thoughts on “WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?

  1. Thank you, dear friend for presenting such a challenge for us (me) to respond to…..Thanky you, once again, for sharing your seasoned and profound wisdom. 😍

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