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.
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What a great lesson Chuck.
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. 😍
I always appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to do it.