Gary Resnick was diagnosed in Jan ’09 with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47. After the diagnosis, his goal was to run the ING New York City Marathon in Nov ’09 under 4.5 hours. He never let the cancer bring him down, and during the six months of chemotherapy, Gary ran 4 miles to and from treatment facility. In ’09 alone, he ran 17 races and raised about $9,000 for cancer research. When it was finally time to run the marathon in November, Gary found out he was finally cancer-free and beat his time goal!
This story shares the idea that there are many road blocks in life, but almost anything can be achieved with motivation and hope. If there is something that’s bringing you down, such as health problems, job loss, relationship issues, depression, or anything else, try making a list of goals and tackle them one at a time. Start small and work your way up to more challenging tasks. It won’t be easy, but with a little pep in your step and passion in your heart, anything is possible and the first step is to just believe in yourself!
Win. Never tie.™
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