Holland Reynolds dropped to the ground just 3 meters shy of the finish line. Leading the pack the entire long-distance race, she fell victim to life-threatening dehydration as she rounded the last bend. After the dehydration hit, she staggered forward before collapsing due to the physical strain. Reynolds then slowly lifted her head, raised her exhausted body, and crawled to the finish line. Now that’s my kind of a woman.
But why did she do it? When every bone, muscle, and instinct in her entire body was screaming at her to stop, this 17-year-old girl was able to push through and finish her race. To what ends? Such perseverance ultimately helped her team to win the state championship, but, more importantly, it allowed Reynolds to retain her self-respect and dignity. As she explains in the video above “not finishing was simply never an option.”
If only we could all face our goals with the same unshakeable determination. No matter what seemingly uncontrollable or insurmountable difficulties may try to prevent us from doing so, finishing is just what we do.
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