Saturday, August 23, 2008

WHAT TO CALL THIS!?

I am truly inspired and impressed hearing this. What can you call this…Determination? Interest? Achievement? Dream? What is it? I will not take too long to say what I am talking about!
Many of you would have read/ heard about this by now.

It is about one of the 2008 Beijing Olympic participant.
South Africa's Natalie du Toit. A swimmer, with just one leg!
Du Toit lost her left leg in a motorcycle accident in 2001, a year after narrowly failing to qualify for the Sydney Games. Her leg was amputated at the knee after it began to turn gangrenous. She was back in the water three months later and 2008 Olympic 10km race was the culmination of her life-long dream to compete at the Olympics.

Du Toit made history as the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games, finishing 16th in a field of 25. Hats off Natalie!

If only all of us work hard towards fulfilling our dreams….it's always sunshine in our lives.
Though i have always had the following in life, I laid a strong concrete foundation of these in myself truly inspired by Natalie!

Dream,...
Some people have big dreams and some people have small dreams. If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dreams.

Hard work,...
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work hard for it, however.

Determination,...
Determination gives us the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before us.

Perseverance,...
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

So..."Mind is all that counts. We can be whatever we make up our mind to be".

2 comments:

Shree Vidhya said...

good thinking.. beautifully written

Shree Vidhya said...

Nice thinking and beautifully written