Ahhh!!! The summer OlyMpiCs!! I look forward to them every 4 years. It takes me back to 1984 when I was 16 years old. My friend, Lisa, and I were glued to the television as we watched Mary Lou Retton capture America’s heart and earn a perfect “10″ on the vault securing a gold medal for the All-Around event. Here’s a replay of that vault:
And of course, how can you forget Mary Lou’s famous coach Bela Karolyi? I think he may be most famous for his quote “YoU cAn Do It!” with that thick Romanian accent.
I really tried to find a video of Bela saying “You can do it!”, but unfortunately I couldn’t. This is the closest I can come. It won’t do the man justice, but here goes.
Although the challenges before you may not be as exciting as the Olympics, I hope you will take those assuring words to HeArT: