THE FINISH LINE
We are designed for continuous growth. It’s a destination not a journey. - Devon Harris
In their 1988 Debut at Calgary, the Jamaican Bobsled Team were off to a phenomenal start, one of the best in the competition. But coming off the eighth corner their sled hit the wall and the team endured 600m of ice grinding against their fibreglass helmets. The harrowing incident was broadcasted all over the globe, with the image of the four-man team being dragged along the ice luge as the world watched in stunned silence. The dream of Jamaican bobsledding appeared to have been over as soon as it began. The team, miraculously uninjured, slowly rose to their feet. Walking silently towards the finishing line with only the sound of their cleats crunching against the ice, it seemed all their hopes were over.
Then, through the wall of crisp silence, the sound of a single clap pierced through. Then another. In a moment of pure triumph, the four men found themselves marching towards the finish line in a resounding crescendo of cheers.
Speaking as man who has traversed the ups and downs of following a dream he offers some advice, ‘Look around the world and you see examples of organisations and individuals that have really pushed hard at the beginning and success they envisioned, then they pause, and become complacent whilst the world moves on. The challenge for all of us is to accept that it’s a continuous process, and you have to remain hungry’.