The Olympic champions are well known for starting to dream and showing their potentials when they were young. How old do you have to be to start dreaming of becoming a champion?
American swimmer Ryan Murphy achieved a goal he had set for himself at a very young age. When Murphy was an 8-year-old, he hand-wrote a letter to his parents announcing his gold medal aspirations.
Ryan Murphy wrote this when he was a young boy. Ryan, this isn’t the end – it’s just the beginning! #Rio2016pic.twitter.com/zCEFfrCMDb
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016
Singapore’s newest swimming champion took a picture with his idol Michael Phelps 8 years ago.
Now at 21 years old, he has become the nation’s and South-east Asia’s first Olympic gold medalist.
There are so many proven examples of how childhood can easily influence the direction you take to make in life. It is not a coincidence. A child does not think of problems but how to solve them. The child is constantly growing. An adult tends to think of outcomes and is always goal centred. The child has goals too, except he or she is not interested in the glory this can bring. The child is interested realising a dream, not just any dream. It is a childhood dream that deep inside, a potential has yet to be discovered. Until that potential is realised, the child does not stop growing.
Do not give on y0ur child too soon. – Hanifa K. Cook
How old do you have to be to start dreaming of becoming a champion?
When you hear your child says, “Now that’s good!” – Hanifa K. Cook
Many successful people have already used the power of childhood to get to where they want to be. They talk about how their parents have influenced them positively and how training from young have helped shaped the champion. Champions are not born. They are inspired by other champions to do better than their present. We have a champion in us. #followthechild