21 Things Track And Field Teaches You About Life

Sometimes life will throw you some hurdles, and you will trip over each and every one.

1. It’s important to take time out of your daily routine for small rituals and traditions.

2. Everyone is going through life with their own unique perspective.

3. Looks can be deceiving.

4. Sometimes less is more.

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5. Life isn’t always pretty.

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6. Your actions will sometimes unintentionally hurt the ones you love most.

7. When faced with obstacles, don’t be afraid to think outside the box in order to reach a solution.

 

8. When you’re having a bad day, remember you’re never alone. You never know who could be going through the same thing.

9. Don’t compare yourself to others, appreciate your own unique talents.

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10. Some days are going to be a total pain-in-the-ass.

11. And, yes – sometimes life is going to straight up knock you down.

12. At one point or another, you will face unforeseen challenges and obstacles.

13. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before ultimately reaching your goals.

14. There will be moments you feel like throwing in the towel.

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15. Don’t be afraid to lean on others for help in these moments – no one can do everything alone.

16. If at first you don’t succeed: Try, try, try again.

17. When you finally do succeed, don’t forget who helped you get there.

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18. Even when you’re on top – don’t take yourself too seriously.

 

19. Every last second – and inch – always counts.

20. Sometimes, all you need to do is take that first step.

21. And it’s never too late to start.

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