Last week I finished reading Meb's book: Run to Overcome.
He seems like the most humble, down-to-earth guy and really stresses the values of hard work, education, believing in yourself, family, staying true to who you are culturally etc, in his book.
This book was easy to read and easy to relate to...it was the perfect balance of being able to learn who Meb is in life and running...while also being able to learn a little more about yourself in life and running. Also...loved that at the end of each chapter he listed a tip for "overcoming" and also for running.
My favorite tip and quote came on the last page of the entire book.
Winning in life doesn't happen when you overcome just one thing--do or die. It's persevering, knowing that difficulties are bumps in the road, not the end of the world. It's continuing to do the right things, knowing your time will come. After all, you have to conduct yourself like a champion before you can ever win a championship.
Whatever you do, then, give it your best. Persevere in overcoming obstacles. When you do, you'll be running to win.
*Expect to succeed if you are committed and persevere.*--page 3147 in electronic book copy
I don't really have anything to add to this quote...I just wanted to share. I have read it over and over again several times since finishing the book and feel like it has a great message that I hope to carry on with me :)