A SHORT STORY – The Fall & Rise
Life is full of twists and turns. Along the way, you will stumble and fall. You will fail often. Sometimes, you will even be betrayed and rejected.
When the going gets tough, you might wish that the ground open-up and swallow you up whole. You may feel sorry for yourself and crawl into a dark hole to hide.
But no, it’s not in your genes to give-up. You pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You learn from your mistakes and you get right back on life’s roller-coaster, hanging on to dear life.
This time, you try harder to succeed. You are looking at fear directly in its eyes, and this time you will not flinch. You ride the rock-slamming waves one after another, hardly able to breathe. You fight with every sinew in your body. Finally, you emerge on the other side still intact. You have done it! You have taken the hard knocks, and you are still standing defiantly. A overwhelming sense of pride washes over you, and your confidence grows. Then, you look over the horizon in search for the next, bigger, challenge with renewed vigour….
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance writer, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner, and
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