Even if you fail to make your desired goal, even if everything crumbles around you and falls apart, even if you lose what you have invested in it, you have not failed unless you quit.
Quitting is not an option. Giving up is not an option.
If you have continued to run the race in spite of the obstacles, even if you change course in the middle of the race and try to find a new road to the finish line, as long as God is directing you, you will make it to the Finish line.
You have not failed unless you gave up in the middle of the race and set down and decided not to run anymore.
The goal is not to be first to the Finish line. Instead, the goal is to make it to the finish line praising God the whole way there!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,