The Stream Always Wins

Having run several Marathons, and even one Ultra, I can tell you that it is not always the fastest who wins the race. In fact, when you push the distance over 26 miles, speed becomes relative.

American author, H. Jackson Brown once wrote, In the confrontation between the stream & the rock, the stream always wins . . . not thru strength but perseverance.

I’m not sure if Brown ever ran a marathon, but he has the right mentality for it.

Is there a place in your life where you are tempted to throw in the towel because you don’t feel like you measure up to those around you? Everyone else seems faster, stronger, more prepared for the task?

If so, be reminded that the medals go to the ones who persevere. Those still standing at the end of the race.

Today is an important day. Keep moving forward and keep making progress.

i2i,

Randy

 

Where is one place in your life that you need to persevere?

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AlandReynolds

8 years ago

Great word my Friend!

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks AR!

Snohnston

8 years ago

I’ll go with this crazy brain thing. Want to see God glorified.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Keep the faith SJ!

Craig King

8 years ago

I agree and am reminded of what Calvin Coolidge said.
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
I will remember the stream vs the rock analogy. Today I will be the stream!

randygravitt

8 years ago

Awesome Craig. That is a great quote from CC. Thanks for the comment!

Keith Smith

8 years ago

Great timing Randy This morning I woke up tired and when I sat down to work my computer wasn’t working right and I just about threw in the towel. But I didn’t I know you reap what you sow so I just kept sowing I didn’t reap anything all day long but I kept on going. Without some bad days we wouldn’t know what good days were. I know it will come back to me in the future.
Pressing on with excellence!
Keith

randygravitt

8 years ago

Glad it helped Keith. Thanks!

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