Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin in spite of the pressure of racial indifference at that time. Regardless of the adversities, he remained focused on his goal. Though Jesse Owens was never honoured by Adolf Hitler for his outstanding performance, his determination paved the way for and inspired, not only African Americans but many others worldwide to press through to live their dreams.
What made Jesse push through to the finish line? He could have given up even though he was mistreated. He could have said that it was too hard. Jesse had a passion strong enough to push him forward and gave him courage in the face of adversity.
Find the passion in whatever you do. Whether your goal is to get to your ideal weight or go on that dream vacation, find the passion that will push you forward and give your courage to reach the finish line in spite of setbacks.
What motivates you? What gets you excited? Find that passion and allow it to propel you into action even when you feel like you can't go on. Even when it seems like you'll never reach your goal. Let passion be the fuel that creates character and endurance until you cross the finish line.