At the finish line of the London marathon, Eliud Kipchoge outpaced himself to shatter his own fastest time record in that race ever. This was the second time he had broken a world record, and being that he just broke his previous record, it was a fete indeed.
* But as our usual, the Kenyan Embassy in London was asleep on a Sunday morning. The best place to market Brand Kenya. Yaaani, hakuna ata Mkenya alikuwa na kaflag tu…
* Eeehhhh. Brand Kenya. The whole team is a disappointment. How do you not come out, marketing Magical Kenya as the HOME OF CHAMPIONS? The way he fought against the Ethiopians. The final sprint in the last 15 minutes, jameni, how do we not celebrate him….
* For a whole month, Sir Mo Farah, was celebrated, itemized, adored… He even swore on how he would humble Kipchoge…. Alikuwa wapi at the finish line?
* Yaani, hadi a whole Prince Harry was busy striving for a selfie…. Eeehhh
Take home lessons:
1. RUN YOUR OWN RACE, nobody can tunya you what God has gifted you with.
- Even your own may never celebrate you. In fact, your blessings will pass them as the whispers of the wind. It’s your race.
- Talkers are in this world just for that purpose. They will post billboards in an effort to bully you. Ask team Mo Farar. It is your race after all. Look away, keep your cool, run your race to the finish line.
- Marathons are won during practice. It is about what you do behind the curtains, where no one is watching you. Discipline, commitment, passion, practice and sticking to the vision….
- Success is in your brain. Choose to win. Then go all out and GIVE THE WORLD THE VERY BEST VERSION OF YOU THERE EVER SHALL BE. The world will have no choice but to celebrate you.
- Humility is your life line… Guard it with all your ability. Just do you. No apologies to the Brand that You Are.
- Believe in you and your God given abilities. There is something in you that no else under the sun has. Ask Kipchoge…
- Above all else, believe in God with all that is you. Even at your darkest moments. He remains to be God. Trust Him totally. It is He who will set a table for you right before your enemies.
Kudos to our hero, Eliud Kipchoge, we are so proud of you!