It happens to all of us at various times in our lives…
Everything is going well, then BANG! We take our eyes off the ball for a split second and all that positive forward progress comes to a screeching halt. We assess the situation and realise with frustration that we now need to go back to the beginning and start all over again. Or for some, it means just giving up.
Then a story like this comes along and we are reminded that no matter what happens, if you can dig a bit deeper, find that extra bit of yourself that you hadn’t previously known how to access, and then unleash it when it matters most, that maybe that screeching halt can be turned into nothing more than a speed bump.
This video has been doing the rounds for a long time now and every time I see it, it reminds me to not just keep my eye on the ball, but regardless of what happens to us, we are still in control of the ultimate outcome.
P.S. You would expect the girl to look surprised after the race, but look closely at her face… She has the look of someone that knew all along what the outcome would be. She had DECIDED to succeed, regardless of the obstacles in her way.