The 2012 Olympics have been fantastic.
After watching Mo Farah and Tom Daley in last night’s events, I am only more convinced that the legacy of the Olympics in London could be monumental – if we allow it. There are so many ‘role models’ in the world that promote messages like:
– appearance is crucial
– fame for its own sake is the ultimate aspiration
– money is everything
This is something I really struggle with. Coupled with the ‘doom and gloom’ news industries, it can make for quite a depressing world to live in. I feel the Olympics is the perfect remedy for all of this shallowness and negativity. The overwhelming message of the Olympics for me has been:
– hard work = results
– fame is best when it’s a by-product of inspirational success
I really hope that we carry on honouring these hard working, inspirational British heroes. Apologies to my non-British followers, but I want to highlight some of the phenomenal British athletes that made the Olympics so inspiring for me this year. What a group of incredible individuals – long may they stay at the forefront of the British role-model culture! Anything to take the attention away from the likes of ‘The Only Way Is Essex‘, ‘Geordie Shore‘ and Katie Price (just my opinion!):
We salute you!!
Oh, and I know it’s not quite the same, but below is a picture of me in front of the winter Olympic rings in Whistler, Canada from January 2012. It was vaguely relevant!