Michael Colunga (26 Apr 2013)
"Are you always last out of the gate?"

Hello, John and Doves,
Are you always last out of the gate?
Well, few horses that are always last always last, know what I mean?
What makes you a winner?
Maybe you're like Secretariat:  lose a race, then break a track record.
From the article linked at the bottom:
(recalling Secretariat's famous record-setting Run for the Roses)

After settling to last place after the start, Secretariat picked up steam and proceeded to run each quarter mile faster than his previous quarter mile – a horse on a mission, and an astonishing feat that long-time observers said had never been done in the Kentucky Derby. Even if horses are passing others, they are generally not running as fast (or faster!) at the end as at the beginning of the race. Especially in the long and grueling Run for the Roses. But Secretariat did. His 1 1/4 miles was timed in 1:59 2/5. Still the Kentucky Derby standard.

Read more:  http://www.secretariat.com/fan-club/writers-forum/secretariat-super-genius/
Or, maybe it is because you know that it is written,

27Why do you complain, Jacob?

Why do you say, Israel,

“My way is hidden from the Lord;

my cause is disregarded by my God”?

28Do you not know?

Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.

29He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

30Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

31but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:27-31  NIV


Imagine, a horse soaring on wings like eagles!


Okay, maybe you're saying, "I'm nowhere near swift."


I say, dial "9-1-1."

It is written,

    "I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all."

Ecclesiastes 9:11  NIV


And now you know why Rabbi Shaul says,

    "...making the most of every opportunity...."