I had a conversation with a good friend a week ago about the saying “good guys finish last”. He was lamenting that it seemed the best men we both know seem to have crap thrown at them constantly and they just can’t seem to catch a break lately. We’re not talking about small stuff either, but life altering bad medical issues, accidents, and deep problems. My friend asked “do you think it’s true? Do the good guys finish last all the time?”
My response was easy because I’ve thought of this before as it relates to running. Someone wrote once that they might finish at the back of the pack in a race but it’s because they wanted to squeeze every minute of glory they could out of running the race. I told my friend that it’s easier to think about life and the events we all navigate through as not finishing last or finishing first but as lessons to get every second of joy possible out of the adventure. Maybe we all need to remember to squeeze more enjoyment out of life and see each setback as an opportunity to learn more and live deeper.
Get out of the office, out of the house, out of the car, put the smart phone down and dive deep into life because you never know where your finish line is.