Crossing the winning line together creates success.
One of the greatest attributes that we can have to create success throughout our lives as an individual, team, community, country, is to have the ability to work together in creating the environment that allows us as a people in no matter what sphere of life we are operating in, is our ability of working and helping each other to succeed and to celebrate when we do that, that we all will come across the winning line together to succeed.
Most of us aspire to this ideal, but in recent times we have as a nation, a people, forsaken what at one stage came natural to us. Now this realisation has throughout the world within successful companies and organisations is now being worked on to help organisation to come out of one of the worlds greatest recessions. WE as individuals, leaders and managers are realising the working together is far more beneficial the that of divided and conquer attributes that pertain to most over recent years.
More and More we are realising the benefit of having a united team with the motto of “all for one and one for all”. As concerned citizans of the world and family people these principles operated equally in the areas of business, country and family as well. The story of which I’d like to tell you this month is heart rendering, It is of 8th special Olympians who were running in the 1968 Seattle Special Olympics.
A story of coming across the winning line together:
8 athletes all at the starting line of the 100 yard sprint in what would be their greatest race, the tension as you can imagine is high as they wait for the start of their race. Each and everyone of them are excited at the challenge of competing for an Olympic meddle. They had trained hard for this day and they were competing to win a Gold, Silver or bronze meddle.
The stadium is full with 50,000 spectators who have come to support the athletes from around the world.
The race is about to being, all the athletes get down on their knees making ready for the race to start. On your marks, get set and the gun goes off win a load bang and their off .
All the athletes break loose from the starting blocks, but as they do, one of the girls comes off the starting blocks awkward and trips over her-self and falls to the ground.
Instantly the audiences who have been focused on the start of the race gives a huge sigh of total disbelief “Aha” As the other athletes are now thundering down the track something unusual happens. The 2nd last girl that is running see’s what has just happened, a second sigh goes out from the now amazed audience. The girl turns to walk back to the athlete that is now crying on the ground, Then even something more unusual happens when all of the other six girls who have realised what has happened to the girl who has fallen all stop and turn and walk back to the girl as well. An amazed audience watched as all 8 girls linked hands together and proceed down the track to the finishing line and crossed it together.
All 8 special Olympian athletes all received a meddle for what had been an amazing show of unity and by doing so all became winners.
If I can ask you to think of how we can within our lives take from this lesson of working together within our family, communities, organisation and countries help each other to do as these special athletes had done, to Come across the winning line together as a family, team, organisation country.