I tried to become great. God laughed at me. I tried to become good. God laughed at me. I tried to become perfect. God laughed at me. Finally I said to God, "My Lord, I shall become What you want me to become." My Lord smiled at me and said, "My child, now you are truly Mine, And I am all yours."
by Sri Chinmoy, from My Race Prayers part 2
The outer run and the inner run Are two complementary souls. They help each other Tremendously