What a coincidence the today’s word to be quit.
Earlier today I was watching a documentary covering one of the most extreme triathlons – Patagonman. To give you an idea, a participant needs to cover a 3.8 km swim in the Aysén Fjord (10-12C water temperature), a 177 km bike ride, and a 42.9km run. A whopping distance of 223.8 km
While I was watching the video, a short interview of a mid-aged woman struck me. She was one of the participants and explained what was the race for her. At half of the riding distance, her bicycle gears broke down. She could not switch gears and had to cover 70-80 km through the mountains. Already swam 4 km in cold open waters, rode her bike for 100 km and now her gear broke down. Oh yeah, she still had to run a full marathon distance of 42 km.
Give yourself a minute and imagine what it must have felt. Put yourself in her shoes and just observe your initial reaction.
What would you do if you were in that situation?
Let me tell you what she did – she kept going. She pushed through the obstacle and finished the race.
She didn’t quit.
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