If you’ve kept up with my posts, you’re probably tired of my motivational “if you set your mind to it, you can do anything” posts on why you should Kit Up and play some sport with your mates. It’s just a platitude, isn’t it? Does it really mean anything?
My answer is yes, of course.
But I brought proof!
Here are some fantastic moments in sport I’d like to showcase. None of these events could possibly have happened if the people partaking in them hadn’t believed in themselves. Sport, much like success, is all about self-belief. Those who say they can, do. Those who say they can’t, don’t.
France Wins the World Cup in Paris!
A beautiful moment for a team most people hadn’t even given a chance. After failing to qualify for the previous World Cup, it was widely spouted by the media that had France not been given automatic qualification as hosts of the tournament, they would never have even been in World Cup ’98. This video is the story of how they showed the negative media up. They believed in themselves and each other. That was all they needed.
Sydney Swans Win the AFL Grand Final!
After seven years without a Grand Final win and a campaign to the Finals which, though encouraging, was nothing spectacular, you could have forgiven the bookies for giving the Swans long odds to become AFL Premiers, but it was the team from Sydney that eventually packed up and travelled to a hostile Melbourne for the final. There, they demonstrated fantastic team spirit, holding together for an historic win.
The list of impressive sporting achievements could go on and on. So I’ll leave you with a video of some of the best, most heart-breaking, and most inspiring sports moments out there. Remember: you CAN do it. The only person standing in your way is you.