A race lost-A lesson gained

The 200 meters race was on. The child who was leading the rest of the field by more than two lengths thought the race was over when he reached the finish line. However, the rules said that he had to cross the line. As he stopped, three others who were clearly behind him, went ahead and crossed the line to “win.”

Training

He had been training for this race for a some time now. A third grade student who was even taken for a 2 kilometer run to Aksa beach to build his stamina by his father. The 8 year boy, easily defeated his 40 year father in the 2 kilometer beach run.

“You are getting old” a friend told his father as he proudly told of how he had lost to his 8 year son.

Lessons

Do not give up! One has to keep competing and trying till the last ball and last minute.

Life is not always fair! This is a small race. In life, you will in future face many situations where systems, positions, contacts will decide things over merit-hard work.

This is the way the world is made. So one has to be prepared for disappointments and keep working quietly, keep trying.

Life is a process, just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.

Sahil practicing at Aksa beach..Run with the spirits of the great runners of Africa, I told him that evening..

Sahil practicing at Aksa beach..Run with the spirits of the great runners of Africa, I told him that evening..

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About prashant bhatt

A doctor in Imaging, photographer, writer likes to read and travel. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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