By Bert Dweck One day, I decided to run a marathon and tried to be the winner. I never ran more than 2 miles in my life. I started training every day for 45 minutes and it was going fine. Then I ran a 10 mile marathon after training 45 minutes a day for 3 months and collapsed right before I reached 6 miles. I was really upset and ashamed of myself. I felt like I was a fool and couldn’t succeed. I just decided to think positive and forget about all of the stumbling blocks and mistakes that ever happened to me. I started my training all over again. I increased my training to 1 hour and 30 minutes a day and I ran the same marathon 1 year later. I was very nervous before the marathon that something might happen. I ended up succeeding and winning the marathon. I won a first place medal. The lesson I learned was to never give up and you will succeed.
This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine