Thursday, August 9, 2012

The winner takes all

With all the Olympic 2012 fever in the air, I have been neglecting my blog:( But there's a quick solution for that problem. At home, at work, at gym, even on the streets everyone are glued to their television sets for the Moment of Truth where there is a chance for their home country to bring home a medal. What a wonderful feeling! Adrenaline, excitement, national pride, celebration! A good lesson from the London Olympics 2012 is about winning and losing. So far, USA, China, Russia and Great Britain are in the lead. Michael Phelps and Gabrielle Douglas were amongst the crowd favourites from team USA. For the Caribbean, Cuba and Jamaica are excelling especially today where the black, gold and green won gold, silver and bronze in the 200m race! Grenada's Kirani James has broken the record for his country and our own Lalonde Gordon from Trinidad & Tobago has done us proud. There were many contenders in T&T which are worthy of mention such as Njisane Phillip, George Bovell III, Jehue Gordon, Richard Thompson, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett and many more but all of them are very deserving of praise.

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Many persons were disappointed that our athletes had "almost misses" where we were just inches away from medalling but the fact remains that they all tried and did their best. They've made it this far to compete in an Olympic event among the best athletes in the WORLD and this in itself is a MAJOR accomplishment. Some of them even participated with past injuries and other drawbacks and this should be commended. They have indeed served their country proud.

My 2 cents
In life, there would always be those who are better than you - the ones that break records and excel at a given task. There are many reasons for this, but what we must all understand is that we are all players with a different game plan in this dance of life. We win some, we lose some, but what remains is how we deal with our victories and losses. We can't beat ourselves up for a loss when we consider the bigger picture and realize it was someone else's time to win. We all have our day in the sun and just as we would like others to be happy for us when we win, so too we must be a good sport and be happy for our brothers and sisters that we share this race with. There is a reason for everything that happens in our lives. Every moment has led us to a BIGGER moment and without it we would be someone different from who we are now and somewhere completely different from where we are today. We would also have missed out on chunks of the life that we now know. There is a purpose for everything. And a time and place for each of us to shine. We must trust that our day WOULD come and WHEN it does...we have to be READY to do our best and MAKE IT COUNT!! We are all winners...victory is a state of mind...not a destination, medal, prize, piece of paper or position. Through it all, we must continue the fight for what we want and strive to improve ourselves and do our best --not to please anyone else but because it is what WE want. Always remember...that the winner takes all!

I know I've quoted this one already but honestly it encapsulates everything I've just said!

"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." - Ecclesiastes 9:11

London I miss & love you!! 
Wish I could have been there...but there's hope for Brazil right? I smell the coffee already:D Looking for sponsors from now! LOL


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