Heather Dorniden is a sprinter and was leading the 600 meter race at the finals of the College Championships. She was competing against the best athletes in the country, and she was the favorite to win. But with one lap to go, she suddenly tripped and fell on her face.
The commentators, as well as the crowd, gasped as they were shocked such a misfortune could happen in a pivotal moment of the competition. But what she did next stunned the entire crowd.
Heather serves as a great example to us all. Even the most talented person will not succeed without determination and an unwillingness to quit when adversity strikes. It’s not about how hard we fall, it’s about how we can get up and keep fighting.