Continue to advance: Believe, believe, believe

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up.

Billy Mills, Lakota Indian, in 1964, came from behind to become the only American ever to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters race.

Billy Mills, Lakota Indian, in 1964, came from behind and became the first (and only) American to win Olympic gold in the 10,000 meters race.

One who continues to advance will win in the end.

–Daisaku Ikeda

 

“The win was a surprise to everyone but Billy Mills, who for years had written ‘Gold medal, 10,000-meter run’ in his workout journal. The night before the race, he added, ‘God has given me the ability, the rest is up to me. Believe, believe, believe.

“’It’s the journey, not the destination, that empowers us. It’s the daily decisions we make in life, not just the talent we possess, that choreographs our destiny.’” – Excerpted from “Billy Mills: Wings of an Eagle,” by Peggy Shinn for http://www.teamusa.org.

Image of painting by Pat Mills courtesy of Voice of America website.