Get your inspiration

I’m not really looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.  Got some tough stuff to do.

Sport inspires me like nothing else.

I just read Bleachers by John Grisham.  It’s about a fallen American Football hero and a crazy great coach who’s about to die.  It has lines in it like, “pick yourself up, set a goal, work harder than everybody else, stick to the basics, and never, never quit.”

Then I’ve been watching the World Championship Athletics from Berlin.  Now that is inspiring.  The feats that can be achieved by humans.  Usain Bolt was awesome but I’ll take my inspiration from a closer to home performance – Jessica Ennis, from my own athletics club, demolished a world class field to become Heptathlon World Champion at just 23 years old!  Did any of you see the way she tackled that 800m!?

Books…sport…books about sport – they’re all very well, but they count for nothing.  It’s the everyday things that matter and that make a difference.  Whatever you have to tackle try applying that quote from Bleachers and mix in a bit of emotion from something that gets you going (I’ll take sport) and you’ll be able to achieve more than you could imagine.

Pick yourself up, set a goal, work harder than everybody else, stick to the basics, and never, never quit.

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