Running without hindrance

I’ve never been a fan of track and field, largely in part, because it required me to run. While I appreciate physical activity, walking is much more my “speed”. Besides, running requires a lot of stamina and endurance, and oftentimes, I have very little of the two. However, what I do know I have, is the ability to run without hindrance.

A month ago, I logged online and came across the story of a track star, who was running in a competitive race. About mid-way through the race, he hurt his ankle, and it seemed as though he was headed for trouble, and not the finish line. Clearly, his face showed he was in excruciating pain, but one thing he never did, was stop running.

Although the injury slowed him down, it didn’t hinder him from completing the race. Granted, he didn’t win the competition, but he won over the hearts of millions, because he kept going, despite his pain. Honestly, how many of us can say we’d have done the same? What’s even more admirable, is that he continued to push himself, because he wanted the victory, more than he did the defeat.

Admittedly, I have been in a many of races, and there were countless of things that tried to obstruct me from finishing. However, I thought with a winners mindset, and kept my eye on the prize, even though something(s) got in the way of my view. Nonetheless, I was persistent and continued to run! I’m pretty sure you’ve encountered a few impediments or two, but like me, I hope you continued to run, even with things got in the way.

We all will encounter roadblocks, and when you do, “go around them”. You’re going to find some closed doors, but there comes a point in your life where you have to “turn the knob and just walk through”. I’m sure you’ve been met with a brick wall a time or two, but hopefully, you did as me and “climbed over”. No one is exempt from obstacles, and when affronted with them, whatever you do, DON’T stop running!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

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