AID STATION: Above all else, to whatever extent necessary, DO NOT QUIT. You have no idea what rests on the other side of this moment. Endurance is built, not born so do not abandon your progress. Your treasure may lie in tomorrow….
This week began with Martin Luther King Jr Day. The nation stopped to celebrate and honor the man who lost his life in pursuit of his purpose. We can all remember the famous “I Have a Dream” speech that shook the country in the context of the time. Martin Luther King refused to quit, even with the odds stacked heavily against him. He is the perfect picture of resilience, dedication and discipline.
Today the world is a better place because of Dr. King’s efforts. His name will be mentioned in light of civil rights for hundred of years to come. His focus was narrow and his commitment was ferocious, BUT what if he had quit when things got tough. What if he bowed his head the first time someone opposed his message? Would his name be known to this day if he had caved under the pressure?
So here’s my point, you too have a purpose and have most likely been met with adversity. You are pursuing physical fitness. This might be your first attempt or it could be something you have been trying for years. If you’re not where you want to be, you will stay there so long as you allow adversity to stop you in your tracks.
Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to fuel you through the weekend…..
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