Thank you for your explainations, your words are the truth. Thank you for not being biased towards me. Thank you for correcting me where I was wrong.
To you all, I say these things, because I too have my dreams and goals. Dreams someday, of being a good college runner and even one day elite. I speak this way because my dreams – not long ago were 1000-1. Now they’re a little more likely. They were unlikely, Not only in the eyes of others, but through reason of measurement (11.1 second 100m’s), and even my own personal reasoning could not fathom this. But I have done certain things since, that have baffled even my most harsh of critique, myself. You see, I found out that I didn’t really know what was possible for me (and I still don’t). While I now agree with you a little more that we all may have limitations, I can’t help but having faith in the power of encouragement. The power of belief.
Encouragement and belief to me, have not always meant what was or what wasn’t real. Because belief to me is blind and ignorant to ceilings. Belief that it is better to keep hitting your head rather than to accept the fact, that their is a roof on top of where you can go. This is the only way I know. Without this so called notion, that the-sky-is-the-limit, although limitations may be factual indeed, without being oblivious to the idea of limitations – how far would we really be able to take ourselves? Without telling a kid he could be the next Mo Greene (when knowing he could only factually run an 11 flat), how is this same kid ever going to be able to harness his ability in running that 11 flat?
While it may very well be true that there are limitations in life, one will never find out ones greatest ability if one addresses limitation. Because one simply, does not know his or her own exact limitations. So why reason at addressing a limitation at all? Life is a journey, not a destination. We are to keep going.
Maybe this is my goal on this board – to encourage others -to- encourage others – as a parent would encourage their own son or daughter – – – That possibility is simply, as big as they can dream. That limits are as far as they’re willing to reach. Some call it false-hope. I call it the only way.
“We do not lack strength so much as the will to use it; and very often our imagining that things are impossible is nothing but an excuse of our own contriving, to reconcile ourselves to our own idleness.” ~ Francois Rochefoucauld, 1650
I want you all to know, that out of all of the time spent, out of all the vast and great information posted here, there will never be Anything more important than the belief and the faith that you can always do better. That you can always run faster, and go further. To have this blind hope in our own little conceptions called dreams. And if we lose this, what do we really have left worth fighting for? Like Pre said,
– Consider the alternative. –
>!~~~”Citius, Altius, Fortius”~~~!<