Success doesn’t depend except you earn it.
On April 21st, 1980, 26-year-old Rosie Ruiz took first place within the women’s division of the Boston Marathon. Her victory garnered nationwide attention for 2 causes. First, she set a brand new world file. Second, nobody remembered seeing her over the course of the race till she neared the end line.
Boston Marathon officers launched an investigation and found that Ruiz had slipped out of the group and entered the race only one mile from the top. It was later decided that she had additionally cheated within the New York marathon the 12 months earlier than. In that race, she made up floor on the runners forward of her by taking the subway.
True success is outlined extra by our character than it’s our achievements. Success borne of character develops by exhausting work over a protracted time frame (Romans 5:3-4). When we lose sight of that, we take shortcuts, and even lie, cheat, and steal to get forward. And alongside the way in which, we lose our integrity and diminish our character.
Achieving nice issues takes expertise, talent, and exhausting work. But it additionally takes character. To achieve success at something, we have to be prepared to dig deep and wrestle by challenges.
After all, all of us wish to be one thing. But are we prepared to place within the work to change into one thing?