I was incredibly interested in the interview of Olympic Super G skier, Menna Fitzpatrick following her bronze winning performance today!
Obviously the silver medal won by her team mate, Millie Knight was an outstanding achievement as both girls (and the many other athletes) who met the challenge of the downhill for visually impaired skiers.
Not only do both of these teenagers with 5% vision put their trust in their guide/partners Jen Kehoe & Brett Wild, but have immense confidence in their own skiing abilities.
Whilst being amazingly impressed (and proud as a #TeamGB supporter), the post result interview flagged up not just the focus and resilience of these two girls but the importance of self belief.
The reason that I was most interested in the achievement of Menna's bronze medal performance was that she had a less than fortunate day previously in the Downhill, where she had a significant "wipe-out". Menna admitted to spending valuable time with the Team Psych after this less than successful experience, and that jointly they had visited the feelings that Menna was likely to feel before here next race... anxiety, nervousness and fear.
So why did I choose to highlight this?
We all in our own ways, face challenges in our lives and Menna Fitzpatrick demonstrated that not only does she face day-to-day social and lifestyle challenges due to her disability. She showed that by confronting her demons of failure and refocusing on the new challenge ahead, anything is possible.
Never give up on your goals and dreams!