Battles that Count

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at. ~ Jesse Owens

The harder achievement is the days, weeks, months,
years of training, of becoming a champion, a contender…
The simpler achievement is putting to use that work,
walking away victorious.
The best usage of the victory is gaining it in your imagination
through the tedium of the days, weeks, months,
years of training.