Are You Finishing With Style


Do you have a habit of starting projects, but not finishing them or in other words you have a goal to achieve it but unable to complete it.


The BIG question here is “We are good in starting but are we good in finishing?” Let me share with you a story

On an October evening in 1968 at , a group of die-hard spectators remained in Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium to see the last finishers  of  the Olympic Marathon. More than an hour  before, Mamo Wolde of Ethiopia had won the race  but as the crowd watched and waited for the last participants, it was getting cool and dark.


It looked as if the last runners were finished, so the remaining spectators were breaking up and leaving when they heard the sounds of sirens and police whistles coming from the marathon gate into the stadium. And as everyone watched, one last runner made is way onto the track for the last track of the 26 mile race. It was John Stephen Akhwari from Tanzania. As he ran the 400 –meter    circuit, people could see that his leg was bandaged and bleeding. He had fallen and injured it during the race, he hadn’t let it stop him. The people in the stadium rose and applauded until he reached the finish line.


As he hobbled away, he was asked why he had not quit from the race and having no chance of winning the medal.


He answered: “My country did not send me 5000 miles to start the race; they sent me 5000 miles to finish the race”


John Stephen Akhwari looked beyond the pain of the moment and kept his eye on the Finishing.


As you make the success journey, keep in mind that your goal is to finish with style and to do the best you’ re capable of doing.


Wishing You A Finishing Style Week !!!

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