We live in this earth in the short time, we don’t know how many times we can do more in life. God gives us everything that we need and God knows what is the best for us. We have more colourful life such as happiness, sadness, success, goodness, badness, etc. Nobody lives without having problems and get risk in their life. When we start to do something, so we should finish it, although we will get more problems and risk. It is our power and our great soul we have. All people around us are the nature teachers are teach us about life. They do bad or good we can learn from them to take positive for life. And, think that our life is a great struggle and we will get great result.
If we look back, we know that Derek Redmond was a British athlete who recorded for 400 metres sprint and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres at the World Championships, European Championship and Commonwealth Games. He was so great athlete for sprint, but one thing that we can learn from him is his spirit when he got accident.
In 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, he followed the 400 metres sprint. This Olympic was his challenge to win after he won gold medals before. In the semifinal Derek Redmond started well, but in the back straight about 250 metres from the finish, he got an accident that he tore his hamstring, he felt really pain and fell the ground. Most people in the olympic thought that he would stop it. He realises his olympic dream was over. He cried out and say “There’s no way, I am getting on that stretcher. I am going to finish my stretcher.” With the pain he began to hobble along the track. People at the race tried to stop him, but he didn’t care, he still continued it. Suddenly, a man comes from the top and fight back security that stopped him to enter the race. And, a man said “That’s my son out there”. He was Jim Redmond.
He said to Derek Redmond, “I am here son, you don’t have to do this.” Then Derek Redmond cried and said to his dad “Yes I do”. Without thinking anymore, his dad said “Well then, we will finish this together”. Jim and Derek completed the lap of the track together with Derek leaning on his dad’s shoulder for support. Although he didn’t get medal in this olympic, but he finished his race with his father beside him and 65.000 spectators rose to give Derek a standing ovation.
This is great motivation that we can catch from him. He didn’t give up for his dream to finish his race competition in olympic. Although he got an accident and will get more risk if he continued it, he has decided to start it and do his commitment to finish it. This teach us that if we start to do something and we should finish it. Although we get more risk and challenge to finish it. Maybe more people will try to stop us, or environment doesn’t support us or ourselves doesn’t support to do our dream, but we still have passion, spirit and ambition that never die and never give up with bless of God.
We have strong feeling and believe that we can do our passion and our dream with bless of God. When we get problems we should think positively to not give up, we should think that is a good information and good teacher for us to do next level on the way to pursuit our dream, even God give us someone or environment that will support us to get it.
“Our beliefs become our thoughts
Our thoughts become our words
Our words become our actions
When we think that something is impossible, shift our thoughts.
So Impossible mean I’m possible.”
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