Week 19

Well I did it, or not.  I failed to write my blog for week 19.  So here it is past the “deadline”.  But I always keep my promises.  Sometimes the timeline is a little different than intended as “stuff” gets in the way or I just lose my attention or focus.

I’m reminded of the movie, “Cool Runnings”, where the coach and the main character say , “I’ll see you at the finish line.”

It was the Jamaican Bobsled Team at the Winter Olympics  a few decades ago and they came from a joke to an amazing finish.  They followed their dream and continued through every obstacle and hurdle and demonstrated that persistence eventually triumphs.

Unfortunately, during the last exciting run there was a mechanical malfunction that caused a horrific crash.  It was a miracle that anyone was able to walk away.  The real miracle was that the four got out of the bobsled and walked down the ice chute carrying the bobsled across the finish line.

It wasn’t about winning, it was about finishing what you set out to do.  Persist until you succeed.  Finish the race.  Even though they were dead last, that was the real statement.  They were the ones that everyone remembers from those games.

Indeed, persist until you succeed…

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