life is a marathon


I am usurping the copyright of a comment made on my blog earlier and adapting it here, because it is profound:

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Just because you are not shining today, does not mean you can’t shine tomorrow.

Your time will come too.

And, above all else, be true to your heart. I could “shine” as CEO of an international Fortune 500 company and yet still be miserable and losing hair from work stress.

So, just make sure you are shining for the reason you want to.




4 Responses

  1. […] of my designer, I hope to encourage those having a hard time, suffering from depression or not, to carry on an extra mile. I do not purport to hold the panacea to problems, for I still struggle. Nevertheless, through my […]

  2. Nigel Chua says:

    “Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Just because you are not shining today, does not mean you can’t shine tomorrow.”

    Oh how I like this sentence! It speaks of hope, of a chance, of a time.

    I’d like to take it one step further though, and construct instead as:

    {Life is a marathon, don’t sprint and tire out midway. Keep your eyes on the prize of finishing and finishing well. Just keep going, do not stop, you will cross the finishing line a winner.}

    As we take life as a marathon, let us be marathoners of our own marathons. Everyone has their own race, space, speed and capability; our job is to focus and keep our eyes on finishing the race. In most 42.195 km marathons, it doesn’t matter how long one takes to finish the race, as long as you finish the race, you’d be given the shirt that says:

    “I completed the 42.195 km marathon of (marathon event)”

    Let’s finish well, Nochie. =)

    • nochnoch says:

      Hi Nigel

      Remember the verse from the Philippians, eyes on the goal, till we finish the race?

      Noch Noch

      • Nigel Chua says:

        Oh yeah Nochie girl, “pressing on towards the goal”, we keep our eyes on the finishing line, the goal, the ultimate aim. We keep pressing on, and keep pressing forward =)

about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) was born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Social Entrepreneur and founded BEARAPY to help corporates make workplaces mentally healthy, and support executives to become more resilient.