Savvy Raj

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Against all odds!

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Motivational read …that I just had to share.

This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he’s wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn’t a fashion statement.

It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. That’s the pair that he’s wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals that day. This is a perfect reminder that you don’t have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn’t been fair?

What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, failed business, don’t let it stop you from running your race.

You can experience more in life if you’ll get over the excuses and get on with living. You can have reasons or you can have results…but you can’t have both.

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Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor

13 thoughts on “Against all odds!

  1. Pretty much inspiring..thank you dear Savvy for sharing this with us..beautiful day ahead for you 🙂

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    • Yes indeed! Thank you for your warm wishes dear. A lovely day full of positive possibilities for us all!!!💞🙏💞

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      • And now Jim Thorpe is a town in eastern Pennsylvania. With the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center which details the area’s coal mining history, and the life of the town’s namesake, Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. The temp there. will hover in the low 40’s today

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  2. Wow! Love the last line — we can have reasons or results – excuses or execution! Such awesome inspiration, dear Savvy!! HATS OFF TO YOU!! 🙂

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  3. Fabulous! Thank you, my dear Savvy…blessings and sweetness for you day *rainbows through mist**sunrise amid clouds*

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