The Olympics are here and have started. We always enjoy watching the Olympics. Moreover, there are always lessons that we learn.
With the games starting this last week I was reminded of an incredible story of “Finishing.” Derek Redmond injured his hamstring during a heat for the 400-meter race in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His father helped him from the ground then went on to help his son finish the race. He came in dead last, but he showed to all of us that finishing is important.
When Derek’s father reached his side, he said “I’m here, son, we’ll finish together.” In an interview after the race, Derek said “I wasn’t doing it for the crowd, I was doing it for me. I’m the one who has to live with it. Whether people thought I was an idiot or a hero, I wanted to finish the race.”
Finishing is important, and sometimes we all need a little help. We try to always remember, and do that, here at Daggett Shuler. More importantly, we are so proud of our clients who “Finish.”
We are fortunate to be able to work with people who are seriously injured, disabled, or hurt at work who still know how to finish. They, like Derek Redmond know that finishing is important, and have personal honor in knowing that they keep going.
The Olympics are sure to be inspirational and exciting. We can’t wait to see the important lessons yet to be learned from this year’s Olympic games.