Finish Strong

Hi friends,

The other day I was watching a short movie called Finish Strong, and I was reminded of the story of Wilma Rudolf.

Wilma Rudolf was born July 23, 1940 into a large family of 22 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Growing up in a community parted by racial discrimination, Wilma never received proper medical attention as a child. She was diagnosed with one illness after another: measles, mumps, scarlet fever, chicken pox and double pneumonia. Until finally she was diagnosed with polio, a crippling disease that had no cure and doctors told her mother that Wilma would never walk.

Wilma’s mother drove her to be treated twice a week at Meharry Hospital, the black medical college in Nashville, even though it was 50 miles away and the family was strapped for funds. After 2 years, Wilma was able to walk with the aid of metal leg braces and by the age of 12 she could walk normally with no assistance. It was then that she decided to become an athlete.

“My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces,” said Wilma. She would go on to win three gold medals in a single Olympics and be placed in the Olympics Hall of Fame.

Amazing stories like this remind me of how fortunate I have been in life and proves that with a mindset for success and a will to succeed anything can be accomplished.

 

Comments

  1. Awesome!! this has re-enforced with me the importance of having the right mindset to accomplish anything that I have committed to.

  2. Thanks John, for yet another connection to the inspiration we need to thrive.
    You are the best !

  3. Thanks John, for yet another connection to the inspiration we need to thrive.
    You are the best !

  4. Nancy Baughman says:

    In Tae Kwon Do, we were taught to “end well”. I understand, and I found “Finish Strong” to be quite inspiring. Thanks, John

  5. Nancy Baughman says:

    In Tae Kwon Do, we were taught to “end well”. I understand, and I found “Finish Strong” to be quite inspiring. Thanks, John

  6. Thanks John, what a Great article. I shared this with everyone in my new network marketing company. Talk to you soon. 🙂

  7. Thanks John, what a Great article. I shared this with everyone in my new network marketing company. Talk to you soon. 🙂

  8. Thank you John. The movie is well done and very inspiring. I am glad that more people are starting to realize their full potential. We all can do great things. Every single one of us no matter what the circumstance, can reach beyond the normal expectations we have and achieve wonderful, unbelievable, inspirational feats of creation. “Have I not told you that ye are gods” We all have direct access to the creative power of the universe. The only thing there is to do is let go of our limiting ideas and harness our birthright.
    Namaste
    http://freedom2live.hubhub.org

  9. Thank you John. The movie is well done and very inspiring. I am glad that more people are starting to realize their full potential. We all can do great things. Every single one of us no matter what the circumstance, can reach beyond the normal expectations we have and achieve wonderful, unbelievable, inspirational feats of creation. “Have I not told you that ye are gods” We all have direct access to the creative power of the universe. The only thing there is to do is let go of our limiting ideas and harness our birthright.
    Namaste
    http://freedom2live.hubhub.org

  10. It ROCKED! I get these same great 3 minute movies in my inbox on a regular basis, directly from the company that markets them, and every time I listen to one I’m just taken away by their power! Wait until you hear the Rocky movie music on this one!(smile) Thanks John!

  11. Waht an amazing reminder that no matter how dismal our early circumstances and challenges were we are still capable adn deserving of accomplishing what we want! PHew! Good one.

  12. Waht an amazing reminder that no matter how dismal our early circumstances and challenges were we are still capable adn deserving of accomplishing what we want! PHew! Good one.

  13. Hi everyone
    Thanks god. I always try to finish strong by the aid the suprim power of god.
    Hey john I truly thank you since you have a great role in my accomplishments.
    I humbly beg you to visit my blog or send me an E-Mail. please

  14. Hi everyone
    Thanks god. I always try to finish strong by the aid the suprim power of god.
    Hey john I truly thank you since you have a great role in my accomplishments.
    I humbly beg you to visit my blog or send me an E-Mail. please

  15. Hi Believers

    This is a touching video that trully brings out the message that no matter what our circumstances are,we can finish strong.I will finish strong.thank you John this means a lot to me.

  16. Hi Believers

    This is a touching video that trully brings out the message that no matter what our circumstances are,we can finish strong.I will finish strong.thank you John this means a lot to me.

  17. Katharina says:

    Thank you so much John for this awesome movie. I watch it over an over again and it makes me feel my motivating force.

  18. Katharina says:

    Thank you so much John for this awesome movie. I watch it over an over again and it makes me feel my motivating force.

  19. Ryan Yokome says:

    Awesome Video John!

    Thanks for sharing….

  20. Ryan Yokome says:

    Awesome Video John!

    Thanks for sharing….