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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Off Topic: The Olympics

I've been watching an awful lot of the Olympic coverage on NBC here for the past several days and find it still quite exciting to see someone perform better than expected when they competed above their level.

There have been some amazing moments including Jamaican Usain Bolt's 100m World Record on the track when he didn't even run at top speed for the whole 100m. That's one fast guy.

These are all reminders that we can do so much more than we at first think possible if we put our minds, hearts, and souls into something.

That focus and determination is what you'll need when faced with a survival situation to affect a positive outcome. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes luck gets you but going in to a situation with commitment and determination to succeed goes a very, very long way.

At least that's what I have gotten out of it. :)

Thanks for reading,



At 1:18 PM, Blogger sam_acw said...

This has been Britain's most successful Olympiad for over 100 years (i.e. since other countries joined in)!!!

At 8:27 PM, Blogger backcountrybowhunter said...

I have enjoyed the Olympics as well. I like your observations. Can't find fault in them...
I do wish they'd show more than they have. I didn't want to watch the WHOLE dog-gone womens marathon or the first few rounds of beach volleyball... what about archery, weight lifting, judo, thumb wrestling and such?!


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