Day 127 + 38

The great Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho penned this in his blog this week.

“Life is like a big bike race where the goal is to fulfill you personal legend.

At the start, we are riding together, sharing the camaraderie and enthusiasm. But as the race progresses, the initial joy gives way to the real challenges: tiredness, monotony and doubts about our own abilities.

We notice that some have withdrawn. They are still running, but only because they cannot stop in the middle of a road. They are numerous, pedaling alongside the support car, talking to each other and performing only their obligations.

Eventually we distance ourselves from them and we are forced to face the loneliness and the surprises of the unknown curves with the bikes. And after a while, we begin to wonder if it’s worth the effort.

Yes, it is worth it. Just don’t quit.”

I would say, “You have NEVER lost, until you have stopped trying” or “Winners never quit and quitters never win”. His is probably better (…and why he is one of the top selling writers in the world!)


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