Is Life Really A Marathon?


Is Life Really A Marathon? (Or A Hurdles Race?)

Some people say that life is like a marathon. Life is a long run. You have to keep your heads up. You may feel like quitting, but those who go on are those who succeed. You may feel that you are going to fall down any moment, but the thirst for success will give you the energy to go on. A marathon can not be completed only with your physical strength. It also requires mental strength. You should have a ‘Never Give Up’ attitude.
Some people say that life is like a hurdles race. You will have many obstacles in your life, but those who succeed are those who go over it. Sometimes you may trip over your obstacles, but you should still go on. You won’t win if you keep on crying over your mistakes and failures.
These people are right in a way. Life is indeed like a marathon and also a hurdles race, but these are not the perfect examples for how life is. Life is much harder and tougher than this. I’ll tell you what life is really like.
Life is a like an UFC fight. An UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. An UFC fight is like a mini version of life. It is very hard.
The UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz which took place in March was a very hyped one. Even those who did not follow UFC were eager to know about the fight (I am one of them). Conor McGregor is often called as ‘The Notorious’ and that explains a lot about him. On the other hand Nate Diaz is known for putting up great matches. UFC fighter Raphael dos Anjos was supposed to face Conor McGregor, but due to an injury he was replaced by Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz only had an eleven day notice. He was the underdog coming to the match.
To the surprise of many people, Nate Diaz came out victorious in the fight. He won via a submission in the second round ending McGregor’s fifteen game unbeaten run.
Usually there are five rounds in a UFC match, but this one ended in the second round. We may feel like it ended quickly but both of the fighters were hurt. In life you can either become Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor. You may have money, you may have power but you may fail (like Conor McGregor). Or else you maybe small, you maybe the underdog, you may face lot of problems and obstacles in life but you may find a way and succeed (like Nate Diaz).
Don’t expect success to come easily. Like in an UFC fight, in life too you may have to take hard blows on your face. You may have to get punched in the stomach. But your time will come. You just have to wait for it. Life is not at all easy. You should be physically and mentally strong. You should be ready to get hit and accept your mistakes. You should be ready to take risks.
This is how Nate Diaz looked after his match with Conor McGregor.

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Nate Diaz After His Victory Against Conor McGregor

In life you may not exactly look this, but you will get hurt. But a few blows should not stop you from fighting. Don’t expect to achieve success without getting a few bruises on your body. Life is a tough fight friends. So gear up for it.


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