As Wilma Rudolph said: “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
Are you realizing your potential? Stricken with polio as a child, Wilma Rudolph had to wear a brace on her left leg. She said, “My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” Wilma overcame her disabilities through determination and physical therapy, and was recruited–while still in high school–to train with Tennessee State University track coach Ed Temple who saw she was a naturally gifted runner. Nicknamed “Skeeter” for her speed, she qualified for the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne at just 16 years old and won a bronze medal in the sprint relay event. While studying education at Tennessee State, she continued to train. For the 1960 Olympics in Rome, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics. Called La Gazelle Nera (The Black Gazelle) by the Italians, she was considered the world’s fastest woman in the 1960s. In the spirit of Wilma Rudolph, claim your greatness. Run your own race and don’t accept limitations others may project on you. Know that you have within you the power to jump any hurdle. You don’t have to sprint through life, but keep moving forward. The road to victory may not be easy but with hard work and focus you can be a winner.
Until next time, remember–it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
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