Monday, October 19, 2009

Don't Quit

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

---Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is a giant in cycling, and I doubt many people don't know who he is. He won the Tour de France (a 3 week, 2,200 mile race) a record-breaking seven consecutive years. He is the only person to win seven times, having broken the previous record of five wins. He has survived testicular cancer, a tumor that metastasized to his brain and lungs in 1996. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and extensive chemotherapy, and his prognosis was originally poor.

He has won several Athlete of the Year and Sportsman of the Year awards. Armstrong retired from racing at the end of the 2005 Tour de France, but returned to competitive cycling in January 2009, finishing third in the 2009 Tour de France. He is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support.

Lance knows quite a bit about pain, and about not giving up.

Whatever it is in your life that you really want, or that you find yourself enduring to get through to a bigger goal, remember that pain (whether physical, emotional, or spiritual) is temporary--even if it doesn't feel like it. But quitting lasts much longer.

I don't know if I'm the only one who needs a little motivation right now, but I'm sharing it in case it helps some of you. You can do it!


kersten campbell said...

I love that quote Jaime!