Against the Odds

Dave Wottle 1972 Olympic 800m final

After fitness issues leading up to the 1972 Olympics, American runner Dave Wottle quickly fell to the back of the field when the race started. Despite this he persisted with the race, setting himself smaller targets such as catching up with the pack, and then as he achieved this, coming in third, before realising he could actually win the race. His ‘never give up' spirit saw him take first place against the odds.

How does Dave Wottle’s race make you reflect on the things you want to achieve?

What are the small steps towards your personal target?

What barriers do you predict along the way?

How can you motivate yourself when you find yourself at the back of the pack?

This month's free photo download to prompt reflection:

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How can the image be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered? 

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