Friday, June 26, 2009

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man

"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man, who wins, is the man who thinks he can".

Abebe Bikila, a son of a shepherd was put in the 1960 Rome Olympics at the last minute. Adidas, Olympic shoe sponsor had few shoes left when Bikila went to try out shoes. He ended up with a pair that didn't fit comfortably, so a couple of hours before the race the decision was taken by Abebe to run barefoot. He surprised the world when he won the 1960 Olympics marathon–as a complete outsider in world record time while running barefoot.

Four years later in Tokyo he became first man to retain marathon title when he set another world record-this time wearing shoes but just six weeks after undergoing his appendix surgery.

As rightly said that will power is everything. If you believe you can do it, you will be able to accomplish even the most difficult tasks.