“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. “ ~ Moliere
We all like to win. But winning requires tremendous work and persistence. Larry Bird once said: “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, then uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
Though we may not all be world-class athletes with physical challenges to overcome, we too can accomplish feats that take just as much leave-it-all-on-the-floor kind of determination.
Going through the divorce recovery journey is definitely a situation that demands all of the determination and fortitude we can muster. But the good news is we have the opportunity to win every single day. Each time we set our mind on a goal (no matter how small), and hold fast until we accomplish it, we win. We are one step closer to freedom and healing.
When you encounter people today, think about what kind of hardships they have possibly had to overcome. Think about the multitude of personal battles they’ve undoubtedly fought.
And don’t forget to congratulate yourself on all of the times you have “decided not to surrender” amidst the terrific hardships and struggles of divorce. The victory at the end of the long, hard race will be sweeter than you can even imagine.
“ You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.” ~ 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27 (The Message)