Sports never fails to inspire me. Usain Bolt’s form had been poor all season due to injury. He fumbled at the 100m heats of the 2015 World championship. Nonetheless, Bolt beat Justin Gatlin by a miracle to clinch gold at the 100m finals.
Tom Fordyce put it best:
“Lots of people have never seen Bolt beaten. He has been…but never when it really matters, never on the world stage.”
A responsible attitude to life makes us to strive hard to win when it matters most. We have to choose our battles carefully. You might be floored once in a while. But a tenacious attitude is the hallmark of great people. They are driven by the fact that even though they lost a battle, by not giving up, the war could still be won.
Success is not just by talent alone. Diligent preparation is never an option. In addition, a die-hard mentality, a dogged fighting spirit is what gives one consistent and not just one-off success.
Has your back hit the ground in a certain area of life? No, don’t pack your bags yet. With persistence and determination, you can still win the next rounds of fight. At the end of the day, you’d be named a winner.
(c) 2015 Leke Babayomi
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