When things go as unplanned
Life has a way of throwing surprises at us when we least expect them; but then again that's why they are called surprises, right? Some of them leave us on top of the moon while others leave us rock bottom. Either way, I can bet my last dime that we have all passed through these surprises at one time or another in our lives. For instance, today I was in the office working on a document when suddenly the application I was using just shut down, erasing everything I had been working on for several hours. My idea was to finish the document before going for lunch, but clearly, that plan was thrown out of the window.
In frustration, I decided to switch on the Tv to relax my mind and stop myself from screaming. It was slightly after 1pm EAT, and so Citizen @ 1 was on. They were showing the representatives from #TeamKenya for the ongoing London Olympics as they arrived at the JKIA, before they took off for London. They looked so excited and confident and I just couldn't help but say a prayer for them, hoping they all get the medals they are going for.
As I was watching that news clip, I remembered a clip I had watched sometimes back about an athlete who was competing in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. He looked so confident when he was starting… but things didn't go as he had expected. I went back to youtube to look for this clip and I have to admit by the time I was done watching it, my eyes were all teary… even as I write this post, I still feel teary. After you watch it, tell me what you think.
I don't want to water down the message you will get from the clip; all I'd like to add is that no matter what you are going through, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and hop towards the finish line. At the end of it all, its not whether you win or not, its the fact that you were resilient enough to withstand the pain of your situation to do the right thing…. not giving up half-way.