“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
“It doesn’t get easier. You get better.” – Unknown
“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“To persevere is important to everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There is always an answer to everything.”
Although I’m not a fan of re-using quotes, I figured that in honor of running in today’s Miami Half Marathon, there is no better individual to quote than a well-known runner and co-founder of the New York City Marathon.
“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”
Although Fred Lebow’s quote is geared towards running, the same holds true for anything one sets his or her mind to. There is satisfaction to be found in accomplishing any task at hand, which is just one of many reasons to always persevere and never give up—even when faced with a trying situation.