“You have ran the bravest race and crawled the bravest crawl I have ever seen in my life.”
-Race Director John Conley
Hyvon Ng’etich was probably the most Google d Kenyan by the time she was heading home form the London Marathon. Watching her triumph was not only inspiring, but mind blowing . How bad did she want this? Why wouldn’t she give up? I look at this picture and I see a woman at war with herself, far away from the reality of the race but in the arena of her mind, to accomplish that one thing the her body is falling to do. To her, the blood and sweat proved worthwhile.
Many times we find ourselves at our wits end on almost accomplished dreams and plans that seemed far reaching, yet we forget how close we were to that finishing line. We allowed defeat in our minds and walked away with the satisfaction on “almost,” and like all mediocre souls that we lay to rest, you too join the lot who almost made it.
However, we want the grand applause, that standing ovation or to become the inspiring reference point in our generations and those to come, but we allow our weakness and negative mind sets fail us countless time. What happened to not settling at all, to doing what it takes to get there to sweat for it, to earning the strips.
This is where I am, the stage is set and all I need to do is rise to the occasion, be great, change lives and also embrace the responsibilities that come with it. I have been at this point one too many times in my life and like anybody, I walked away because I choose to be clouded by what the world thought and saw in me. I had on countless occasions lost the battle in my mind and overcame by my obvious flaws I succumbed to my demise.
This is it, I choose to raise from my ashes like the phoenix for greatness to fight for what was rightfully ordained for me. I choose to sweat for greatness, to become the unstoppable force of nature. I dare you to do the same.