So, earlier today, I was at church, listening to the sermon, and it was about running the race of God (but because probably not all of the readers here are Christian, I won’t go into detail about the religion), and I realized, the preacher was right. We can’t just give up in our race when we fall down. When we run out of breath, it’s okay to pause, but don’t give up completely.
You know, races aren’t all about winning. Most races are about reaching the end. If the race was really hard, wouldn’t it be satisfying just to reach the end? Wouldn’t that be an award itself?
Yes, it is great to win the grand prize, but sometimes, people set their goals too far and they never reach them. It’s like making yourself reach the top of Mount Everest without any training. It takes work to reach something, it’s not like climbing up the stairs. To reach Mount Everest, all the way to the top, you have to have smaller goals, and sooner or later, you’ll be strong enough to reach your goals.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dream big–just don’t pressure yourself if you can’t reach your goals in your first try. It’s okay if you mess up every once in a while. Don’t be hard on yourself, and don’t let others push you down. Taking baby steps to your goal instead of giant leaps is better than not moving at all. It’s like that old saying, “Don’t run before you learn how to walk.”
Dream big, and try your best!