No matter what your not quitting

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No matter what…your not quitting

 

Watching the summer Olympics has been amazing. More and more of our athletes are breaking records, they are stronger and faster than ever before.

 

We broke all records with Team USA record-breaking Rio 2016 Olympic Games With 121 Medals, 46 Golds.

 

Making his fifth and he says is his last Olympic appearance, Michael Phelps, further cemented his legacy as the greatest Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals and 28 overall. Winning five golds and one silver in the the 2016 Games, showed that even with his opponent talking trash against him, when push came to shove, Phelps was focused on winning. While his big mouth opponent was caught watching him swim by in a picture that went world wide.

 

Jamerica’s own Usain Bolt   wins his ninth Olympic gold making him the fastest man in the world. Critics were saying he was too old to win again..now what you got to say…

 

But the most inspiring stories are that of people’s  spirit, that of determination and of never giving up.

One such story is Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas who dived at the line and won the race by perhaps half an arm’s length. She said she had nothing left but she was not going to give up.

 

And the story of New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin who had stumbled and fell, accidentally bringing down American runner Abbey D’Agostino.

D’Agostino then helped Hamblin back to her feet but the American couldn’t run because of the injury.

Hamblin helped her up and stayed with her and together they both completed the race.

 

These athletes give it their all, there is no such thing as quitting, they have a job and they get it done. Even when it seems impossible, they are not quitting.

 

How many of us say its too hard, I don’t want to do all that, I can’t make it…I quit..

 

That’s the easy way out, but sticking it out, following through no matter what it takes shows who you are, what you are made of, it makes us better people.

 

When I decided to do a triathlon, I hated running,

I sucked at swimming and I was a average bike rider what I lacked in experience  I made up for in determination.

 

I couldn’t run around the block, I looked like a drowning cat in the pool but I kept at it, day after day I kept at it. Was it hard? Unbelievably hard, did I want to give up? Yes, every morning at 5 am when the alarm went off but I didn’t.

I was determined even if I was the last one to cross the finish line…I was going to finish!

 

Now looking back it still fills me with joy, I did something I never thought I could, I pushed myself beyond my limit and I completed my goal. The fact that I placed 3rd in my age group, well that was the cherry on the cake, again as long as I finished, hopefully before dark, that was all I was hoping for.

 

We all have this in us, we can endure more than we think we can if we hold on, if we don’t quit. We can do so much more than we think we can.

 

So today my friends remember you just have to say to yourself “No matter what…your not quitting!”

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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