“The race is not always to the swift … but to those who keep running.”
Over the years, I have known a number of friends, colleagues and clients who took on the challenge of running a marathon. The most inspiring was a friend named Jerry, who was in his late 40s and about 50 lbs overweight.
Each week of his extensive training program, he would email his friends and colleagues about his efforts and progress. He even gave us his cell phone number to call him during the race, to provide support and encouragement.
The result – Jerry finished the race. (The time? Well, let’s say that it was way over six hours.)
Another wonderful result for Jerry is that he now sees he can take on other life challenges, because he keeps putting one foot in front of the other.
What proverbial life races are you planning to run, and where will you need a little “Jerry” inside you in order to finish?