Posted by: Anastacio Martinez | August 3, 2012

Inspirational Video Of The Week #49: “Raising an Olympian – Gabby Douglas”

Gabby Douglas, “The World Champion”

Yesterday I watched the greatest gymnast Gabby Douglas performed a top notch routine representing the United States in the 2012 London Olympics and saw how she became an individual all-around gold medal champion.

Which is not an easy task to do with all the strong competition from around the world, especially with Russia as a favorite in this kind of event. They are tough to beat!

Gabby best known as the “Flying Squirrel” for her impressive array of aerial skills became the first African-American Olympic all-around champion. And that’s a big deal there. Opening doors and breaking barriers for new up-and-coming gymnasts and letting the world know that any goal can become a reality :D.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to a level of achievement like that. But most importantly it takes a strong support group to encourage and motivate someone when things are not going how is supposed to be. When there is no hope left in the tank and the only possibility that exist is to quit. You know what I’m talking about, right? If you don’t… Pick a goal and start pursuing it!

My friend, that’s all right… We all go through trials and tribulations from time to time and there are many bumps and humps on the road to accomplish a dream that we normally we won’t see unless we start chasing it.

It would not been possible for her to win that shiny gold medal without the support and empowerment of her mother. Her greatest fan, friend and companion!

Something I have noticed is that behind every top athlete, executive and successful businessman there has been someone behind them that contributed big time to their grandest vision.

In Gabby’s case was her mother! She played a big role when she was thinking about quitting and not pursuing her goal of becoming an Olympic champion. And that’s what I like the most about today’s inspirational video.

It clearly shows that we can’t do it alone. It shows that even eagles need a push. It shows that we need to hear words like “YOU CAN DO IT”, “I BELIEVE IN YOU”, “YOU HAVE GREATNESS WITHIN YOU”, “YOU ARE A WINNER”, etc. Even if we know that’s the truth.

Now, press play and let this amazing story inspire you to adapt a supporter’s mentality! Hope you are enjoying the Olympics as much as I do ;-).

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What’s you favorite raising an Olympian story? What inspired you the most from this video? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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I can rest assured that they will appreciate you for bringing inspiration and motivation to their lives 🙂

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