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Words For Motivation: The Olympic Poem

 
 

Any celebration of the Olympic Games provides inspiration messages for those keen to find them and the 2012 London Olympic Games were no exception.

There were many, many stories of overcoming the odds to achieve great things – and the inspiration messages were not reserved only for the winners of gold medals. There were great stories to be found among the other medal winners and also those who did not get a medal and yet gained so much. Their stories will be told over the coming weeks and months.

But the London Olympic Games involved contribution from more than just the athletes and the charismatic Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, commissioned a competition among local school children to write a poem that summed up the words of motivation the Games represented.

The winning verses of encouragement were written by 15-year-old Fope Jegede and were put to music by the BBC and shown during their coverage of the closing ceremony.

The resulting video is shown below.

 

THE CHAMPIONS STORY
 
She was a little girl with a dream
Watching champions on the TV screen…
The race of their lives, they’d run
The gold medal desired to be won
You Olympians with your glory and might
Did you know you inspired a girl tonight?
She was then a teenager with a dream
Aspiring to be a champion on that TV screen…
Ambition engraved in her heart
From the running tracks she’d never depart
Growing in speed, strength, determination
Until the day she’d represent her nation
You judges who chose her, this day you’ll never rue
Did you know you’ve just made her dreams come true?
She is now a woman who’s living her dream
She’s the champion on the TV screen…
Head high, face glowing in pride
This moment will never leave her side
The honour, respect, and glory
Never thought she’d tell such a story
You in the crowd, amazed at her win
Today is the day your story begins.

By Fope Jegede, aged 15

This video and its words of motivation can also be seen on the BBC website.

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 473

 
 

“If you have a goal, anything you want to achieve in life,
don’t let anybody get in your way because you can do it.
There are so many people and so many things that will feel
like they are trying to set you back but, honestly,
find the path you want to take in life,
follow it and stick to it because if I can do it,
I’m a normal girl,
anybody can do anything they want to do.”

 

Samantha Murray
(Winner of Modern Pentatlon Silver Medal, London 2012 Olympics)

 

Samantha Murray Greeting The Crowd As She Wins Her Pentatlon Olympic Silver Medal London 2012

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 472

 
 

“It has been a long journey of grafting and grafting.
But you know anything is possible,
so to all the people out there it is just hard work and grafting.”

 

Mo Farah (on winning a second Olympic gold medal on Saturday 11 August 2012)

 

Mo Farah Running Amongst Other Athletes

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 471

 
 

“Just as you’d be foolish to get in the car
without knowing where you’re going,
you’ll never reach your lifestyle destination
unless you know what it is and how to get there.”

 

Sally Gunnell (Be Your Best)

 

Lady Mountaineer With Sticks Stands At Top Of Rocky Ascent

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 470

 
 

“Before we can fight we have to know what we are fighting for.

What if we knew? Then we would have a target to pursue,

a helpful technique for that vast majority of us who don’t find ‘Just Do It’ sufficient.”

 

 

Garry Kasparov (How Life Imitates Chess)

 

Cyclist Showing The Strain At 2012 Olympics

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 469

 
 

“A lot of people do things because
other people say they can’t.
I’m sure Steve Redgrave won another gold medal
because people said it was impossible to do.
Anything that’s impossible is worth going for.
When people say ‘you can’t,’ I think,
‘Right, I’m going to do it’.”

 

David Lloyd (Quoted In ‘Mind Games’ by Jeff Grout and Sarah Perrin)

 

Mass Of Marathon Runners Approaching The Camera

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 468

Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 467

 
 

“Having a sense of humour is vital,
not just to amuse yourself at parties
but as an essential psychological resource
Research has shown that when we smile we release serotonin,
otherwise known as ‘happy chemicals, in the brain.”

 

Paul McKenna (Change Your Life In 7 Days)

 

Handsome Bearded Man In Black Tie Laughing

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 466

 
 

“Today I am choosing to be happy, joyful and grateful,
for I will trust that all of the situations in my life,
whether I like them or not,
are there to take me closer to where I want to be.”

 

Marilyn Devonish

 

Beautiful Lady In Black Top And Grey Skirt Sat On Steps

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 465

 
 

“Every day is a new opportunity.
You’ve got to be ready to seize these opportunities.
Sometimes the best opportunities are right under your nose.
Or, if you don’t have windows of opportunity,
or you can’t find them,
create your own opportunities.”

 

Peggy McColl (On Being A Dog With A Bone)

 

Man In Shorts Watching The Sun Rise Over A River

 
 

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