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Olympic Inspiration


WEEK 3 JULY 2012

It is very exciting times here in London with the Olympic Games only 10 days away and the first wave of Olympic athletes and officials have begun pouring into London.  To warm you up for the weeks ahead, here is some great inspiration from past Olympians.


The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.
Pierre de Coubertin (primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894)


We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Jesse Owens – Winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali – Gold medallist, 1960 and three-time Lineal World Heavyweight Champion

Dream as big as you can dream and anything is possible.
Michael Phelps – Winner of eight gold medals in 2008 

If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
Carl Lewis – Winner of nine gold medals and one silver medal,  1984-1992

When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.
Florence Griffith-Joyner – Winner of three gold and two silver medals, 1984-1988

The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.                                                                                                            Dawn Fraser – Winner of 8 medals, including 4 gold medals;  one of only two swimmers to win the same Olympic event three times (100 metres freestyle – 1956, 1960, 1964).


What is your own personal dream, the gold medal you are striving for? Never under estimate the power of your dreams. The potential for greatness lives within each one of us.
Wishing you quintessential success



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