“I have heard this said several times that, “life is not a race”. Well; I stand to differ. To achieve something in life, one must learn to pursue that very thing. You can never achieve great success in life by standing idle and expect the thing to run to you.
Success and failure have no legs or wings to fly towards our directions. This means that we must get out off our comfort zone to run after the things we want or need so badly in life.
Have you ever seen an athlete who wants a medal, walk onto a track and stand aloof whiles others run to cross the finishing line? No. He or she gets ready mentally and physically to compete with other competitors or potential medallist in order to run past the finishing line. He or she runs with a definite purpose to achieve a medal.
“Time and Tide wait for no man”. Nothing in life waits for anybody. Things are moving very fast in the age we live and until we change our attitude to life, we will never run with a purpose.
To achieve or run the race of life, you must have a purpose or a goal in mind to attain. Most often, we hear people say that life is not a race and I wonder why they say that anyway. I am pretty sure that death is not a race either.
However, if we have the mindset that, life is not a race, we then pushed ourselves into laziness and allow procrastination to grip us like a disease. Failing to run the race of life with a purpose, only prevents you from running or pursuing your dream without effort, motivation, and desires to succeed.
This will mean that you will never achieve your goals. Sometimes in life, those who don’t achieve their dream or goals are those who find it hard to work on themselves and lack self-motivation to chase their dreams. This, therefore, makes it harder for them to appreciate the dream and goals they have in order to pursue them. They allow low self-esteem, fear, worries, and anxiety to rob them of running their own race of life.
Running the race of life with a purpose gives you some good motivation, inspiration and a sense of hope about how you feel about your progress towards various goals in life. Whatever you have set for yourself to achieve in this life, it is possible to achieve only if you can change your mindset and attitude about it.
I will encourage you to see everything in life as a race that must be run in order to obtain them. When you that, you are able to discover your own pace, energy, time and purpose to run with your goals in life.
Once life begins, a race of purpose has begun. You can start you slowly depending on the race (purpose) you are pursuing. You never allow other people to push you off your track of goals, dreams, aspirations, etc. Doing this will propel you to build up your own energy to chase your dream and enjoy your own success. As you continue to run your race of life to achieve the goals; you develop the internal motivation to faster towards your own targets
Success is the finishing line we set out for ourselves to cross.
You are destined to win your own race in life. Remain focus, determined, hardworking and hopeful to reach the finish line with your dreams.
Don’t give up on yourself. Regardless of the challenges of life you face or that come against you, remember that, your internal force is greater than every external force s that may want to distract your attention, focus and hope of succeeding in life.
You are born to win every race you have set before you. Stand up to stand out by running life’s race with a purpose
Written by: Ferdinard Senyo Lawson
Ferdinard Senyo Lawson is a Creativity Award (CA-AWARD, 2015) Best Life Coach & Best Public Speaker Winner, True African Heritage Awards (BEST AUTHOR, 2015) and Beffta. Founder & C.E.O of Ferdinard Lawson Empowerment & Inspirational Agency C.I.C ( FLEiA.CIC) in UK, Public Health Professional, Author, Lifestyle Coach, Transformational & Public Speaker, Publishing Consultant and columnist He is an international speaker.