One "Leg" and Running

Last Update: August 26, 2014

What a difficult way to try and run. Have you ever tried to balance Yourself on one Leg? It's not easy, but it can be done. So, what if You tried to walk or run on one Leg. Almost impossible, unless You have help. Help could come in many forms and shapes. But the big question is, Why are you trying to run on one leg, when You have two.

I've heard many people say, You need a burning desire to be successful. You need passion. Passion will take You to the top. Passion will do all these great things for You. And I agree, We need passion. But I think passion all by itself, is like running the race on one leg. You may finish and be successful, but it's gonna take a long, long time. And you're going to be worn out at the finish. Why not add four more legs for support and stability?

Add Purpose

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste. ~Srikumar Rao

Once You add purpose, that's makes two legs, in case one gets weary. Your ability to run is greatly increased.

Mix in Perseverance

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
~John D. Rockefeller

Another Ingredient to mix in, that gives You more stability and Strength. A threefold cord is not easily broken.

What about Patience

Patience and Perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~ John Quincy Adams

Now, I think I can sustain myself even in the difficult times. I have four legs of support.

I need Persistence

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
~Napoleon Hill

Failure is not an option. It's a new opportunity for Me to find a better way.

Five P's to running a Great race. Run the race on five legs of support and although all the legs may not be contributing at the same time, You'll have confidence knowing, You can count on them at the appropriate time. The race is to long, to try and make it on one leg. Be smart, build a great support system. The higher You go, the more support You need. Keep Running, Keep Reaching High and allow Your Greatness to shine.

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PhyllisE1 Premium
It takes two tracks to make any train run!!! I'm chuggin' right along!!! The best to you Quinton!!!
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Keep on Tracking....
CarlaIves Premium
Excellent post, Quinton! I can handle 4 of the 5, but patience is NOT my strong suit. I am learning, though.
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Carla, I believe You can handle whatever You want to. You say it's not Your strong suit. But, it's operating in your life. Keep doing Your best, 4 out of 5 is Great!
SoupGypsy Premium
Q, Thank you for ANOTHER GREAT and well-written blog. You do have a way with words.
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You are Welcome Donna. I appreciate Your kind words. Stop by again, real soon!
JeanR Premium
Quinton, I'll be working on my Passions and Persistence. .You also have a Awesome Day.
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You are Welcome Jean. Thanks for connecting...
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The race is long. The better prepared You are, the farther You'll Go. Have an AWEsome Day!