I'm no different from any Juan Dela Cruz. I'm just a man. I fail. I crash. I get injured. I get discourage. I cry. I get demotivated. I envy people who're better than me. I'm confused sometimes. Naaburido. I have fallen down so many times, that I lost count already. That feeling when heaven and earth ganged up on you. It makes you feel like you don't want to live another day anymore. I've been there!
But despite all this, I've learned through my experience that a man is not defined based on the number of times he falls, but the number of times he stood up and continued the fight. So yes, thanks to all the things that motivated me to stand up over and over and still continue my own journey. I'm a champion to myself.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
I'm not the best athlete out there. I'm really just competitive by nature. I always start with nothing. Which is good I think. Because even if I lost everything in this new engagement that I have. I have no regrets because dati na akong wala. But of course, I wouldn't let that happen. I consider every opportunity that arrives as a blessing! What's the best part is the opportunity to share your acquired talent/skill/knowledge to others.
Like when I get into running. I never considered it as a fad. And since I fell in love with it. I always do my best to excel. Just like in a computer game. I just do it 1 level at a time. That's how I do it and it's more fun rather than taking things to serious.
The only skill that really fails me every time is creative writing. :)
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
As they say, try and try.. until you die. :) until you succeed syempre.
-Thank you to all my new friends in takbo.ph who inspires me a lot. Thank you to all the other runner - bloggers in the community. Their own personal experiences are my motivations. So guys, thank you for motivating me. :) Sir Rico, Ms Julie, Ms Noelle, Sir Argo, Sir Timmy, Sir Luis, Sir Jovie, Mark and to all the others I forgot to mention. When all else fails, I read their blog to get inspiration. :) (naks!)
- To my girlfriend who's always there and who always believe in me. I can't thank you enough. I know minsan mas marami na kong time sa running kesa sa 'yo. But like I always say, "kesa mag drugs" haha. Ok, you can stop bashing my head now.
- To God who is always my strong arms. When all as in all else really fails. He's always my strong arms.
So today, I will leave this blog with this inspiring scene from Rocky.