“I look at running as meditation. It allows me to decompress, download, and get rid of a lot of negative stuff. That’s my secret. I go inside myself.” -Jeff Corwin, American animal and nature conservationist
In his powerful book, The Pursuit Of Excellence, Ted Engstrom wrote the following…
Cripple him, and you have Sir Walter Scott.
Lock him in prison cell, and you have John Bunyan.
Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge, and you have George Washington.
Raise him in abject poverty, and you have Abraham Lincoln.
Subject him to bitter religious prejudice, and you have Disraeli.
Strike him down with infantile paralysis, and he becomes Franklin Roosevelt.
Burn him so severely in a schoolhouse fire that the doctors say he will never walk again, and you have Glenn Cunningham who sets the world record in 1934 for running a mile in 4 minutes and 6.7 seconds.
Deafen a genius composer, and you have Ludwig van Beethoven.
Have him or her born black in a society filled with racial discrimination, and you have Booker T. Washington, a George Washington Carver or a Marthin Luther King Jr.
Make him the first child to survive in a poor family of 18 children, and you have Enrico Carusso.
Have him born of parents who survived a Nazi concentration camp, paralyze him from the waist down when he is four, and you have incomparable concert violinist, Itzhak Perlman.
Call him a slow learner, “retarded,” and write him off as an uneducable, and you have an Albert Einstein.
Why do these people succeeded in life? The answer is: They ‘think positive’ in spite of their severe conditions.
When my life is at ease, I run.
And whenever I have problems, I run more. Why? Simply because, while running, I can get rid of a lot of negative stuff.
Try it. Be positive…always!
See you at the road.
God be Praised!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Power is a poison, well known for thousands of years. If only no one were ever able to acquire material power over others. But to the human being who has faith in some force that holds dominion over all of us and who is therefore conscious of his own limitations, power is not necessarily fatal… But for those, however, who are unaware of any higher, power is a deadly poison. For them there is no antidote. -Alexander Solshenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago