To do a marathon, you need to spend time putting in mileage BEFORE your actual race. Each week includes regular runs plus a progressively further long run. Yesterday was my long run day. I hadn’t even gotten to my halfway point when my legs began to feel sluggish.
I continued on a new path to pick up extra mileage. The road seemed to go on forever with no sign of my planned turn around point. After another hill, I seriously contemplated where I could access a phone to call my husband so he could come pick me up.
Then, the words of Ross Perot came to mind;
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.”.
I still had the trek home, and my legs felt like sand bags, but I had made it to the furthest point. The rest would all be downhill… figuratively anyway.
Life really is like a marathon. You can’t do a marathon without putting in some serious mileage. You gotta STAY THE COURSE. There’s only ONE WAY to go and that is to “keep on, keeping on”.
Don’t stop just because you don’t feel like going on. You CAN do it. Whatever the race, task, goal, relationship or dream you are called too; it will be worth all that you put into it.
At the end of all those miles, it feels great knowing I’m right on track, preparing for the race I’m called to.
What’s your “race”? Is it a relationship that needs tending? A dream that needs some “feet”? A business endeavor?
Check your game plan, see where you are in it, and press on!