Overcoming Obstacles You Never Thought You Could

Why a can do attitude is all you need ...

POSTED BY CHARLOTTE QUATRINE ON 15/09/2016 @ 8:00AM

With the success of Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics still sitting proudly upon us, our Paralympians have been under a lot of pressure to do well over the last week or so ...

If you think you have a hard time overcoming obstacles, take a look at our Paralympians!

If you think you have a hard time overcoming obstacles, take a look at our Paralympians!

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Whilst both teams compete in similar sports and represent our wonderful country, there is something that really touches me about the Paralympics.

You see, I was lucky enough to attend the London 2012 Paralympic games and I can honestly say that before I did, I'd never really paid much attention to them. But I will now be forever grateful that I was able to go, even if it was just for one day.

"I couldn't believe the strength, determination and courage of some of these amazing athletes!"

Although I love the Olympics (and if you receive our newsletter or marketing emails, you'll already know that), the Paralympics, to me, will always be far more impressive. The things these athletes can do while battling with complications that can sometimes make their jobs seem almost impossible really inspires me and reminds me that if people are able to Long Jump blind or succeed at Armless Archery, then I too can do anything I set my mind to.

I often find that it's becoming increasingly common for people these days to brush off the thought of doing certain things with the excuse that ''it's just too much trouble'', however, there are a few things in life and in business that we are unable to do, no matter the difficulties we may face along the way.

One key ingredient, however, is to have a great team alongside you. Not necessarily employees, as you may operate as a one-man band, but a support network of people that you trust for help and advice. Paralympians have to trust their coaches, even more so in events like the Blind Long Jump where they rely on sounds created by others to guide them towards the pit and to tell them when to jump.

"Trust me here, if you haven't seen it, watch it, because it's incredible!"

So, just a short blog post today, to remind you that although sometimes it may feel as if there is no way to overcome certain challenges, there often is; it just takes a little time and reflection to figure out the solution. Work with a team that supports you understands you and is working towards the same goal as you, and you'll be unstoppable!

Until next time ...

CHARLOTTE QUATRINE


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