Jim Thorpe Real American Bad Ass

Look closely at the photo, you can see that Jim Thorpe wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn’t a fashion statement.

They named a town in Pennsylvania after his legacy to honor him
They named a town in Pennsylvania after his legacy to honor him

It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim Thorpe , a Native American from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage bin. That’s the pair that he’s wearing in the photo. One of the shoes was too small and the other shoe was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim Thorpe won two gold medals. This is a perfect reminder that you don’t have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn’t been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, don’t let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you’ll get over the excuses and get on with living.

Instead of making excuses, you have to actually change your perspective. If you keep not doing something you think is  important for you to do, don’t make excuses as to why you’re not doing, figure out why you’re actually not doing it and own up to it!