During training, at times it was tough to finish a workout. I would get bored talking to myself and slowly become demotivated as the run or bike ride went on. But during race day there was an adrenaline that came from having fans around me for an entire day. The day did not seem that long, it did not seem that difficult, and it was definitely more enjoyable then what I expected.
Life is the same way. It is much more enjoyable and easier to navigate when we are surrounded by people who encourage us, who are driven for the same thing, and who stick around us till the very end. I'm very blessed for the people that God has surrounded me with over the years. People who have stuck by me and encouraged me.
So often we try to do things on our own. We try to overcome our struggles, addictions, and try to battle on our own. But God doesn't want us to take these things on our own. He wants us to rely on each other, to help each other, and to really seek Him in our weakness. It really is more enjoyable when we allow others to help us, to support us, and to walk through life with us.