As I stood at Sogren Trace Recreation Grounds and looked at the hundreds of children from East Port of Spain and environs interacting in peace, while the hard core onlookers on the surrounding perimeter kept a visible presence, many thoughts and ideas came to my mind on Saturday.
‘Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.’
This quote by George Bernard Shaw remained top of my mind during various events this past week.
The Games of the 31st Olympiad opened at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janiero on Friday and a packed stadium and billions around the world tuned in to the big show. The moment that captivated Trinidad and Tobago would have been TeamTTO entering into the famed Maracana.
A changing environment with numerous challenges and opportunities is not the time to sit on the fence nor indulge in hypocrisy and lip service.
It takes two hands to clap. As we strive to achieve the vision of ten or more gold medals by the year 2024, the major hurdle that we have to overcome is attitudinal. Those who say it can’t be achieved, you are very right. You will never achieve it. It’s as simple as that. If your attitude is we can’t or I can’t, then that’s your reality.