As a former Rotarian, I appreciate the ingenuity of the Rotary Club of Huon Valley in Tasmania, Australia. Each year, these Rotarians host The Great Apple Race. Each participant launches his or her apple from the Huonville bridge. The apples then float 300 meters down the Huon River. The person whose apple crosses the finish line first is declared the winner.
Which is great, except for one thing. For the winner, there is no prize.
The lack of a prize hasn’t slowed down The Great Apple race yet. It seems the good people of Tasmania have discovered something better in life than being fast.
Basketball coaching legend Pat Riley agrees: “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”
The Bible defines winning this way: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Recovery Step: Quit trying to run fast and learn to run straight.