With the 2012 Olympics starting on Friday 27 July in London, today we wanted to look at what it takes to shine the brightest and go against all the odds to become the best.
How Great Am I, an inspirational video which has been viewed over six million times, shows snippets of some of the greatest sportsmen and heroes, with some pretty inspirational voiceover quotes to send shivers up your spine.
We love the opening quote by Aristotle:
“WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE THEN, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT. ”
This reconfirms our belief that you don’t have to be the best at something to become the greatest at it – self-belief and hard work are the two most important traits you need to you turn your dreams into reality. Talent will only get you so far; waking up each morning and perfecting that talent is what will take you one step closer to achieving greatness.
So we dare you to dream big. If you have an Olympic aspiration, you want to change your career or become the person you’ve always wanted to be – believe you can do it and start putting that dream into action today!
Have you ever pursued a dream that you thought was impossible? Tell us what motivated you to keep trying when you came across obstacles or doubted yourself.