Inspired to inspire
We all feel inspired. We all look up to someone who we aspire to be like, or we are inspired to pursue a certain profession. Whether this be a sportsperson inspiring you or your want to be a doctor, we all feel inspired.
Since a young age I have always watched athletic events such as the Olympics on the television, or gone to watch athletic meets live and wished I was on the track racing myself. Witnessing the success of other athletes who dedicate their lives to their sport truly inspires me, as I’m sure it does other people. Being able to go and watch such determined athletes competing for their country undoubtedly fills me with inspiration and aspiration. Not only does it make me feel inspired, but it causes me to want to aspire to be like them. It drives me further to want to succeed within the sport of running.
Since my injury I have become even more inspired by other athletes out there. Watching the success of Eilish McColgan, an athlete who has to dedicate a vast proportion of her training to the cross trainer only goes to show how you can succeed at running without having to pound the roads relentlessly. Other Athletes such as Jess Judd, a runner I have been following since I went to my first ever Essex Cross Country Championships, show how determination and persistence can help you achieve your goals. Staying true to yourself and always remembering the need to love what you do is something that she reinforces. These are all things that make me feel inspired. The ability to relate to such successful athletes, shows that anybody can achieve their goals if they set their mind to it and are dedicated.
Feeling inspired by someone’s story and journey is golden. My determination wouldn’t be as strong as it is, had I not seen the difficulties and successes of other athletes. Reading about athletes injury stories and their return to the sport inspired me to continue through my rehabilitation and come out of it as a stronger athlete. The inspiration I feel from watching other athletes is something I hope I can make other runners feel in the future. I want to be able to convey my story as it unfolds, with the hoping of making even just one person feel they can achieve their goals if they set their mind to it. Being inspired allows us to push ourselves beyond what we thought to be our limits. However, the ability to inspire others only comes from being inspired yourself.
So, who inspires you and what are your aspirations?
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