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#Usain Bolt Inspires Again – Winning is for Hard Fighters

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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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Paradox Pt 2: The Paradox of Our Age

Paradox of our age. Photo credit: blog.zerodean.com
Paradox of our age. Photo credit: blog.zerodean.com

This is the final part of my posts on the paradox of modern man. Most people credit the following poem to the Dalai Lama or George Carlin. However, a diligent person has traced its origin to Dr. Bob Moorehead, former pastor of Seattle’s Overlake Christian Church. Enjoy it!

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space.

We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.

We plan more, but accomplish less.

We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom.


LEKE

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