It takes Courage

As Tokyo 2020 came to an end last week, we saw so many new and different things than the last Olympics. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July, the event was postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; this was the first time we saw anything like this! Games were canceled but never rescheduled before. Many new milestones were set apart from this; the Philippines won their first gold in nearly 100 years, Turkmenistan earned their first silver medal since gaining independence, Bermuda won its first-ever gold medal after a 40-years wait, we saw the inclusion of the first-ever openly non-binary athlete, Alana Smith, an American skateboarder, we also saw the inclusion of four entirely new sports and the return of two that weren't featured for over a decade. Various new records and new events happened because they kept their minds open for the new. If people and sportsperson of Turkmenistan or the Philippines had given up and didn't even give it a try, they wouldn't have come this far. No history would have been created and there wouldn't have been any medals or sportsperson to be proud of if it wasn't for that strong mindset and a will for taking risks again and again until the results were in favor. History was created because they had the courage and will. So, let's have yet another One Simple Change and have open minds for all the new(s) in our lives. After all, life is all about taking and giving chances.


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