What Gail Devers Taught Us About True Winners


Remember to plant positive seeds daily into your mind to keep yourself motivated.  Gail Devers says: "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."

Who is Gail Devers?

Gail Devers

Gail Devers is a retired Olympic champion in track and field for the US Olympic Team. In 1990 she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. Gail didn't let this stop her. Even when she could barely walk, due to the side effects of her treatment, she persevered.


Gail Devers went on to win multiple gold and silver medals. Isn't it amazing what can happen when you don't give up on your dreams!


Everybody will face obstacles sooner or later in life. For some of us, the obstacles may be greater than what they are for others.  Treat each obstacles as an experience and see every failing as a teacher.

True Winner

The true winner is the one who doesn't view an obstacle as a road block. Instead they look at it as an opportunity to take the scenic route!

The true winner never accepts defeat. They will spend their last breath pushing toward their goal of realizing their dream!

The true winner doesn't know the meaning of the word can't, or if they do they simply refuse to believe it. They focus on their dream when times get tough and keep pushing towards the mark of excellence!

A Real Testament

Gail Devers is a real testament to what the human spirit is truly capable of. At one time she was even at the point that the doctors were talking amputation of her feet!

Can you imagine what would have happened if she said, "OK I give up?" How many people have done just that! The going gets tough and instead of the tough get going, they just simply say, "I'm tired, I guess it just wasn't meant to be after all."

In the face of tough time, you have to make positive changes and improvements.  All things truly are possible to those who believe. Sometimes, all it takes is a reminder of that to get you refocused!

Can you just, for a moment, imagine what it would be like if EVERYONE had the same determination as this young lady had? The world would be in such incredible shape!

There would be no economy woes or wars in the world. The mass population would be at peace with one another, for they would be at peace with themselves for realizing their dreams!

I have more than just a casual vested interest in the general population realizing their dreams. It's quite simple. The more people who realize their dreams, the more happiness there is to go around. The more happiness that is abundant, the safer our environment is.


Your self belief is important as it determine how you will act in your life.  It all goes back to what Zig Ziglar said, "You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want." In other words, I can make my dreams come true as long as I can help other people's dreams come true too!

"Remember, all things are possible to those who believe!"

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