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Motivation In Life To Succeed

They say “striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” The quotation justifies a lot with the concept of success by hard work. So, what if you are waiting for a success tree to grow without planting and looking over it? You will be waiting for your whole life but that ‘success tree’ is never going to grow. No doubt, success comes to those who seek for it. No matter whether you are the person whose existence is as tiny as an ant on this planet, you can make that worth living and be remembering.

We must have heard stories of other or this be our story as well that somewhere at some point in life, we all have experienced failures. The failure can be in the shape of unemployment, not getting the deserved grades after struggling hard or not living the life you thought you would be living. But, there is always a second chance to live fully till you are alive.

Here, we’ve got the example of an excellent runner whose life is no doubt an excellent motivation against all the odds and mishaps of life:

The Sports Star – Glenn Vernice Cunningham

Glenn Vernice Cunningham born on 4th August 1909 in Atlanta, Kansas was an American runner, who is remembered in history as the greatest American miler of history as well as today.

  • Early Life

Glenn Cunningham was eight years old when his legs were badly burned in an accidental explosion due to a wrong filling of gasoline instead of kerosene in the can. The mishap with this young boy happened at his schoolhouse where he lost his brother Floyd who was thirteen in the fire. The doctors suggested to cut his legs off but the parents looking at their distressed son didn’t allow the doctor to amputate. The doctors further claimed that he might be never able to walk normally as he had lost all the flesh of his legs as well as shins, also his transverse arch was badly destroyed.

But, those doctors were not aware of the universal truth that miracles happen to those who believe in them. The young boy with his great determination regained the ability to walk by a special type of therapy. Roughly two years after that trembling accident in 1919, Cunningham first tried to walk again with his strong faith and positive attitude. His favorite bible verse motivated him a lot of struggling hard and waiting for nothing less than perfect to happen which is stated as:

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”



  • Competed in the Summer Olympics 1500m race in 1932 and 1933 and won 4th and 2nd positions respectively.
  • In 1936, he was voted as the ‘Most Popular Athlete ’ by his fellows.
  • In 1933, won the Sullivan medal.
  • In 1934, Cunningham set the world record for a mile run.
  • In 1974, Cunningham was formerly known as ‘Notional Track and Field Hall Of Fame’.

Hence, Cunningham’s life is an excellent motivational example of struggling against failures and gaining success.

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