Olympic inspiration

Whether a great sport’s fan or not, everyone can be inspired by the Olympics. Each of the athletes taking part have been chosen by their nation to take part out on account of their proficiency or merit. They may not all win a medal but they are the best of the best regardless of that. I will never forget listening to a young man give the speech preceding the Cambridge/Oxford boat race last April. He was part of a Cambridge team that didn’t win and received no accolades. But his simple and yet brave words were inspiring ‘its not the winning that important but the taking part’. How true that is for the athletes and for all of us. There is so much emphasis on ‘winning’ these days. But in the end it’s the hard work that really counts. Every athlete has worked hard to win their place in the games and were chosen to participate regardless of whether or not they win a medal. As a Christian I believe that each and every one of us was chosen by God whatever we do. We all have to take our part in life and work hard to achieve our very best at what we do whether or not that best is ever recognised by a accolade. Or as in the case of a writer by publication. Success was never won in a moment or lightly.

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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