My little 10-year-old daughter, Sarah, was born with a muscle missing in her foot and wears a brace at all times. She came home one beautiful spring day to tell me she had competed in the “field day” – that’s where they have lots of races and other competitive events.
Because of her leg support, my mind raced as I tried to think of encouragement for my Sarah, things I could say to her about not letting this get her down – but before I could say anything. She said, “Daddy, I won two of the races!” I couldn’t believe it! And then Sarah said, “I had an advantage.”
I knew it. I thought she must have been given a head start… some kind of physical advantage. But again, before I could say anything, she said, “Daddy, I didn’t get a head start… my advantage was I had to try harder!”
~ Author Unknown
“Never give up. Be confident. Remember – (be it life, sports, career
or any competition) – any battle is won twice – FIRST IN YOUR HEAD”