Anyone Can Fall Down...But It Takes a Winner to Keep Going.

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Anyone Can Fall Down, But It Takes a Winner to Keep Going.

 

Don’t you love the Olympics!?! We love watching all of the athletes as well as hearing the backstories. They all work so hard and make so many sacrifices. skiing

One event we were watching this weekend...cross-country skiing...offered a lesson that even the non-athletes among us could use.

 

Norway’s Simen Hegstad Krueger won the Gold Medal in the Skiathlon by 8 seconds

 

That alone is noteworthy, but he did it after he fell in the first few seconds. Two of his competitors fell on top of him as well. Krueger had lost 15 seconds (in a race where seconds count) and broken a ski pole. (a coach was able to give him a new pole.)

 

Krueger not only picked himself up, he kept going, one lap at a time.  

 

Haven’t we all had days like this where we had high hopes for whatever we set out to do? And then something happens that causes us to have to take a step back or makes it difficult for us to continue where we were going.

I know I have. Sometimes you want to just turn around and go back.

Krueger decided he needed to…

Remain calm

Refocus

Take one lap at a time

Keep negative thoughts away.

 

 

 

“I was last, so I had to start the race again and switch focus just to catch up with everyone. When I did it I said to myself: ‘OK, take one lap, two laps, three laps and just get into it again, and try to do it on the final lap’.

 

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JL Boney, III This is why I think it's so important for parents to support their children and encourage them to keep going. 

So right Ron and Alexandra Seigel we become winners because we keep trying. 

MaryKay Shumway it really is!

Feb 13, 2018 05:36 PM #54
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Paula McDonald Thank you. I know that anytime we meet or hear of someone who keeps going through whatever they encounter it inspires us. 

Hi Sybil Campbell one thing about being here is that this community gives the members so much support when they are going through something. 

Feb 13, 2018 05:41 PM #55
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Will Hamm These Olympic athletes are remarkable. I actually admire them more than the pro-athletes. 

Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson thank you...you made my day!!!

Feb 13, 2018 05:44 PM #56
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD you can't help but feel inspired when you watch these athletes who have trained and just kept going. 

Laura Cerrano I still can't believe he's gone and yes...I miss finding his posts here. 

Feb 13, 2018 05:50 PM #57
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Barbara Michaluk it is so important that we have these positive stories to keep us inspired. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB imagine knowing that you're already 15 seconds behind in the first lap and having the perseverance to keep pushing!

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Sharon Tara if you get a chance watch Shaun White. He just finished his first run and he's remarkable. 

Joe Pryor I love how the athletes also support each other. 

George Souto you're right, it is a different mindset!!!

 

Feb 13, 2018 06:02 PM #59
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Kathy, The Olympics are so powerful with so many stories and examples of people just picking themselves up after falls like you wrote.

Shaun White just won gold!!  Very emotional for him.

Feb 13, 2018 07:12 PM #60
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Dear Kathy,

Very apropos! Great analogy.

Feb 13, 2018 07:17 PM #61
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I have been in awe of our half pipe Gold winners this year.  Both are only 17.  One even tweeted during the event.

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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Feb 13, 2018 07:21 PM #63
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Hi Kathy

Krueger’s race was truly amazing, and such an inspiration, as all the athletes are in the Olympics no matter how well they do!

Jeff

Feb 13, 2018 09:35 PM #64
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Morning Kathy.

Haven't seen any of the games.  Sorry I missed that one.  Congratulations on the feature.

Feb 14, 2018 02:11 AM #65
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I haven't been paying attention to the Olympics so hadn't heard of this - what a great story. Being determined, calm and focused can bring you the gold.

Feb 14, 2018 04:40 AM #66
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the best way to eat an elephant - one lap at a time! Thanks for sharing! 

Feb 14, 2018 04:50 AM #67
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Kathy, thanks for sharing a great lesson with us.

Since we will all have times where we fall down, it is important what we do when we get back up.

Feb 14, 2018 06:02 AM #68
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So true. As long as you do not fall off a tall building you can always get back up!

Feb 14, 2018 07:01 AM #69
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Perseverance takes so much will power but does pay off. I love what you posted...many people never realize that if they only kept with something a little longer they would've made it.

I have a habit that's worked well for me...if I'm following a plan or training program or the like and typical results for everybody is let's say, 3 months...I go in knowing it will take me maybe 3x that to see the same results. It helps me from giving up when I don't see immediate results.

Feb 14, 2018 07:09 AM #70
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Life is a gold medal and we all get one....richfuscious

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I don't watch TV much so haven't been watching the Olympics - but I love that story!

Oh - and the advice, too!

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Thank you for the inspiration today!  One lap at a time!  Great post :)

Feb 16, 2018 08:04 AM #73
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