What is your excuse:Nuggets from Jim Thorpe ,Part I

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The picture above is Jim Thorpe. He was found wearing different socks and shoes although the 1912 Olympics but that wasn’t a fashion statement.

During the 1912 Olympics Jim Thorpe, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the United States in track and field. He was pictured wearing socks and shoes although the Olympics competitions

Bob Wheeler, founder of the Jim Thorpe Foundation and author of the biography Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, appeared to have been the first to uncover the back story behind this photograph. Wheller  conducted more than 200 interviews with teammates, family members, and friends of Jim Thorpe before publishing his book in 1979.

According to Wheeler, Thorpe’s shoes went missing a few minutes before the start of the 1500-meter race portion of the decathlon.

Determined, a teammate reportedly lent one shoe to Thorpe and he found another in the garbage. That’s the pair he’s wearing in the photo. As one shoe was too big, Thorpe had to wear extra socks to tighten up the fit.

Despite 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, frustrations, 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; missing shoes, ill health, failed relationships, unemployment, bad investment, 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

You will succeed with determination!

Blissful day to you all.

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