It’s heartbreaking when someone can’t get a break (favorable opportunity). Is it that one should get a break or need to prepare for the brake? My advice is not to wait for the break to come to you, go after them. Pursue your big break at success, With your toolbox of; Positive Attitude. Time. Commitment. Practice. Network Volunteer. Infrastructure. Resources. Work. Knowing that you should also; “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” ~ 1 Peter 5:8

Take this story for instance:

Indonesian sprinter who could barely afford shoes wins 100m gold

Country celebrates after Lalu Muhammad Zohri’s victory at under-20 IAAF championships.

Indonesians are celebrating after an athlete from Lombok island who could barely afford running shoes last year beat off the favourites to win the world junior sprint crown.

In an unexpected victory, Lalu Muhammad Zohri, 18, was first across the line in the men’s 100m at the IAAF world under-20 championships at Tampere in Finland on Wednesday evening.

From lane eight, Zohri took gold in the world junior 100m title in 10.18sec, a personal best and national junior record, defeating Americans Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison, who both finished in 10.22sec.

His victory, the first time an Indonesian has won any medals at the championships, prompted elation across the country.

Congratulatory messages flooded in, with Zohri’s humble roots attracting attention.

He is from a small village on the eastern island of Lombok, where he lives in a small house made of wood and woven bamboo.

Even affording shoes has been difficult, with his older sister saying Zohri asked her for Rp400,000 (£21) to buy running trainers.

“He asked me for [money] to buy new shoes before going to Jakarta to continue competing abroad. I could only give him what I had. I am very proud and he never demanded,” his sister, Baiq Fazilah, told kompas.com.

Fazilah said her brother, the youngest of four, often trained barefoot.

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, said Zohri had made the country proud and ordered two cabinet ministers to arrange for his home to be renovated.

Both Zohri’s parents are dead but emotional scenes broadcast from his village showed relatives and neighbours crowded around a tablet to watch the race.

Amid loud cheers, one viewer bursts into tears, burying her face in her headscarf.

In a video posted on Twitter, Zohri thanked the president and his fellow Indonesians for their support and prayers.

Earlier this year, Zohri won gold in the 100m at the Asian junior athletics championships in Japan with a time of 10.27sec.

He is now preparing for the Asian Games, scheduled to open in Jakarta on 18 August.

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Knowing The Difference

You can’t control others. one of the biggest challenges. Is to try and control other people. We get frustrated with other people, because they don’t act the way we want them to act. We have to realize that they are acting according to their personality, according to what they feel is right, and they are not going to do what we want all of the time. It’s not easy to accept. When you feel yourself getting angry or frustrated, take a deep breath. Take a few. This is an important step that allows you to calm down.

Practice, Smile and breathe

It’s important to realize that, just like when you learn any skill, you probably won’t be good at this at first. Who is good when they are first learning to write, or read, or drive? No one I know. Skills come with practice. So when you first learn to go with the flow, you will mess up. You will stumble and fall. That’s OK — it’s part of the process. Just keep practicing, and you’ll get the hang of it.

Statistics show that more than half of super-talented teenage athletes fail to improve once they get into their 20s.

2C2W athletes development philosophy approach, is that a Progressive improvement through the achievement of personal best performance is promoted to emphasise that no matter what position an athlete obtains in an event, they can achieve personal success by improving their own standards.

Some might even get to stand on top of an Olympic podium one day. But the majority will fail to progress.

These managers can be talented and very knowledgeable.

How to recognize managers who believe they are leaders, but their beliefs and behaviors are self-serving. Signs of Delusion. This is by no means a complete list.

1. Erratic and inconsistent behaviors on important organizational topics that are high-profile or important at the moment

2. Decisions are made by the delusional manager to increase his visibility within the organization or with the Board

3. Wildly different behaviors surface when with other leaders compared to a one-on-one or in small group settings

4. Politicking to advance the supposed leader’s projects but cloaked in language to support the good of the organization

5. The delusional manager is incapable of seeing the impact of his or her ideas on the organization, the employees, and the customer

6. Rhetoric and big promises are commonly shared with senior executives AND are accepted

7. Other managers avoid saying anything about the delusional manager

8. When it comes to the delusional manager’s work area, staff are confused about what’s going on

9. Employee satisfaction in the delusional manager’s area is low

10. The CEO is unaware of the impact the delusional manager is having on teams, groups, and individuals

11. Deadlines are missed and quality of work is often poor

12. Staff don’t speak up about the delusional manager’s excuses for missed deadlines, effect on the work environment, or poor work quality