Most things are more rewarding when you break a sweat to get ’em. (Matthew McConaughey, American actor)

Awards are not usually given to just anyone. Winning a race, writing a best-seller, scoring a winning basket or touchdown—those are the kinds of accomplishments that are rewarded. And the winners didn’t achieve their awards by chance. They practiced long and hard. They sweated a lot. Such medals mean more because of the effort it took to receive them

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? (1 Corinthians 9:24)