Have you ever been very passionate about something that is very difficult to attain, however, this passion kept you optimistic to push through and go for it? No matter how difficult life got, you never planned to give up because you knew that you were born to be different from the person that you were. That’s what we do or at least what we should do, try to develop ourselves and become better versions of the people we were yesterday and there is no other way to do it rather than through hard work and determination.
Well, I would say that it is relatively easier to go after your dream when you are at a younger age. When you are a grown-up full of responsibilities, every step you take becomes less optimistic, hence you are not willing to go too far chasing your dream. What if I tell you that this 70 years old man does not care about anything and he still went to accomplish something that he has wanted for his all life?
Bob Long from Idaho competed on horseback before, but his inspiration for entering the longest horse race in the world came after watching the movie, “All the Wild Horses.” The horse-lovers’ film is based on the world-famous Mongol Derby, and it inspired Bob to push his limits and accomplish something amazing. And that’s what he did.
He never thought of giving up, even that he is 70-year old and almost everyone his age would never consider doing what he did and I am really glad that he became a motivation not only to his peers, but also to younger generations. Bob was even more ambitious, he wanted to take the first place and that is what he actually did, he ended up in the first place and I couldn’t be happier for him.
Let me remind you that the longest horse race n the world, the Mongolian Derby is 20 miles of intense terrain and unpredictable weather. There are wide river crossings, endless stretches of grassland, mountain passes, and wetlands. He surpassed all of this like a true champ. I personally want to be the same as him when I get close to his age. He’s the definition of motivation. Please share this with someone who needs motivation today and of course, to your old parents/grandparents or friends who think that life stops at a certain age.