The brick walls that block our way are there for a reason

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Many years ago as a Police Officer I was chasing a young man who had committed a serious crime.  He was tall and fast; it seems almost movie-like thinking back on the chase.  I ran after him through an alley, over a dumpster, and through a convenience store.  When he went over a 12' cinder block wall I felt I had no choice but to go over it myself.  Just as I was clearing the wall he looked back and our eyes made contact.  He stopped running, he laid down, threw his arms out in front of him and yelled, "I'm not running any more". 

Back at the station during the interview I asked him why he had stopped running.  I'll never forget his answer.  "When you cleared that wall I could see in your eyes that you would never give up".  I chuckled a bit and repeated back to him, "When you cleared that wall I thought you would never give up". 

“The brick walls that block our way in life are there for a reason – to show us how much we want something”

 ----- Randy Pausch

Those who achieve their goals most often do so because they are willing to do what others won't do.  If you find you've hit a wall find comfort in knowing that we all run into them.  Those walls are there for a reason.  The question is how much do you want what lies on the other side?    

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Hi Max, we guess that the taller the wall the more success on the other side!

August 09, 2012 02:50 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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That's funny.  Unrelated but one night as a kid we were out messing around.  (no cops chasing us) and I went to go over a wall about 5 or 6 feet; and almost did until I saw the drop on the other side was about 20 feet.  Look before you leap.

August 09, 2012 11:02 AM
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Max, it's kind of funny when I read some of the comments...many focused on the criminal part of the story...many...including myself...focused on the positive side of the story...

The word perseverance comes to mind...

August 09, 2012 04:54 PM
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Jamie King
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Max, that's the most motivational blog I've read in weeks. Thanks so much for posting it! It just reinforces my feeling that if something or someone pushes back, then I just push harder!

August 11, 2012 05:39 AM
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Moving walls, stretching our limits...however said is all about growing and doing more.  Thanks for sharing this story!

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