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Be Honest With Yourself: Run and Win

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 27, 2011

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From 1957 —

RUN and WIN!

All life is a race which everyone wants to win. Happily, all of us can win, for we run not against one another but against ourselves. Moreover, we set our own handicaps. These handicaps are the times and the measures, the ambitions and the goals we set for ourselves. But once having set our sights, it’s up to us whether we win or lose in the race.

Young man, young woman, what are your goals in the race of life?

Health, long life, business success, the friendship of good and great people, a comfortable home, a happy family, security for self and loved ones, faith in a more glorious future life with a well-earned inner assurance that a loving Father will reward in Heaven good deeds done here? If these are the sights you set for yourself and for those you cherish, your high aims must be matched by constant and increasing daily endeavor.

To win you must run and not grow weary; you must not faint or falter a single step before the race is won. Don’t slow your pace by breaking training rules, or shorten your stride in the running of the race. To win the race of life, you must keep physically, mentally, and spiritually fit.

To be less – to do less than your best is to cheat yourself and your loved ones of the rewards which belong only to winners.

Then – on your mark, get set – go!



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