The question is not whether we will be knocked down, pushed aside, or treated unfairly — that happens to all of us, it’s life. The question is whether or not we will have the courage to get up and fight on. The old saying is still true “the race is not always to the swift . . . but to those who keep on trying.”
Olympic medals are simply a result of preparation and perseverance. The magic of the Olympics is that it showcases thousands of athletes who have spent untold years of consistent, dedicated effort. Too many of us quit at the first sign of resistance. The message of the Olympics is that we cannot afford to give up so easily.