Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lessons we learn

Nothing like sports to teach us valuable lessons about life. We often forget that we need to always go beyond our limits. We have to always tell oursleves that our best is never enough.

Some of the protagonists of the Beijing Games have taught us the best way possible - by EXAMPLE.

Examples of determination, focus and concentration like Michael Phelps and Cesar Cielo.

Examples of lack of mental and psychological fiber like Jade Barbosa

Examples of over-confidence and short-sightedness like Diego Hypolito.

Examples of the virtue of knowing ans studying your adversary better than him/herself like beach volleyball duo Walsh and May.

Examples of victory in defeat and humility in grandeur like judo athlete Eduardo dos Santos.

The list could go on and on, but what's probably the most important thing is knowing that there can always be someone better than you, so that is why we need to keep doing better than our best in life as a whole.


Anthony said...

Well said Stephan. Cielo emotional yet humbled.

We have the Armenian Swedish wrestler who felt BRONZE was beneath him and now a Mike Tyson ish copy cat in Olympic Boxing.

There was no need for the kicking at the end of the football game today but cool heads did not prevail.

Sport teaches us how to endure, how to dig deep within, how to humble and how to be graceful in victory and defeat. I learnt that even with the pressure of competeing at home, sacrificing my body for my country may not be the best.

Thank you for pointing this out to me...

Trini in Brasil.

Anonymous said...

Hi teacher, miss you and your classes!! =)
kisses, Tati Medeiros (Cultura Adult center)

dablog said...

Hey Tati,

Glad to hear from you and thanks for the comment!

Goes said...

Way to go , Stephanildo !!!