Monday, July 28, 2008

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Here is a quote that I read today on a track website called LetsRun.com. I couldn't have said it better had I said it myself so I thought I would share it.

Quote of the Day:

"I am as passionate about sport as ever. It is not about winning at all costs but about fulfilling one's potential. When I lined up I was never thinking about getting one over on my opponents - I was concerned with bettering myself as an athlete and as a human being. That is the essence of sport"

-David Hemery, who ran 48.12 for the hurdles to smash the world record and win gold at the 1968 Olympics.

10 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

thats classic - self improvement over competition

Rich said...

We should all apply that principle to our daily lives.

arychtexas said...

thats the truth...people are so caught up in the acalaids in sports and not the meaning of self growth and team work...

The Flyyest said...

oohh...i love that quote....very deep

Mizrepresent said...

Great quote!

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Incredible quote! It's too bad that our athletes today do not value the sports they participate in, but then again, I blame the corporate executives for this more than anyone else.

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

Jewells said...

I love quotes that make you think. And this is one of those.

uder said...

i like it..

figurin said...

great blog!

Prachi said...

I read your blogpost for the first time and liked the way you are penning down your thoughts. there is a kind of ground reality in everything you have written .. you are not affecting your thoughts by manipulating words and make them appear blurred on the face of reality..

Get going!!