First Place Tortoise.
Half of the year is done, and you may feel like you haven't accomplished anything. Oh, but you have. Character building is one of the pillars of success, one of the pillars of satisfaction in life. Even when you thought you messed up or didn't do enough, you can learn from it.
Nothing is a waste if you can learn from it.
Or maybe you feel like you've done all you can but haven't gotten anywhere. Doors just don't seem to be opening like you thought they would. You really have put in the work this year but it doesn't seem to be paying off.
Still, character is being built. Don't worry.
When the second half of the year begins, you will be the tortoise in the race against the hare. You cannot and will not give up now, or even slow down. Step into your destiny by not taking your own detour. Be diligent and determined.
"So the last shall be first, and the first last."
~Matthew 20:16 (NASB)