Inspiration can come from unexpected results.

Wow, ok, this was definitely a shorter wiki post than what I was expecting. My assignment was to write about a randomly-selected Wikipedia page.

The time, 1960. The place, Rome, Italy. Birgit Jensen had prepared for this event for a long time. The Olympics K-2 500 m sprint canoe event. I’m not sure how many of my readers have experienced rowing, but it is the pinnacle of cardiovascular exercise and can take a lot out of a person who is not prepared. Unfortunately for Birgit, she did not fare well in this event and placed 5th. However, I like to think about how Bob Ross handles failure, and I believe that most people training for such a difficult challenge can take defeat in a positive light. It is always a learning opportunity!

Personal growth comes from taking chances and staying out of one’s comfort zone. I like to think that Birgit saw her experience as a fantastic opportunity despite her loss, as many people have never achieved a chance to compete at her level.

I honestly felt like clicking the random button again when getting this page, but I keep reminding myself that even if a task may not be appealing at first, there is always something positive I can learn from it.

Unfortunately, after doing some more research on Birgit, I could not find any pictures of her. I did find records of information on the Olympics site, but that was it. I wonder how she is doing today?

I hope someone finds this short post as a source of inspiration to do good with their day and spread some happiness!

One comment

  1. Great Job connecting the random Wiki article to Bob Ross and how he would handle setbacks. I enjoyed reading your comments on the wiki article and seeing the connections you made to a greater meaning! This was an excellent assignment choice and response!!

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