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9 August 2012

Posted by DMC on 10 August 2012 in Diary |

I should have finished yesterday’s comment with a small explanation concerning the quotation I included. The point being is this. Many of us have good ideas. Some of them, undoubtedly commercial, if they could be taken through the obstacle course of development; Mock up models; further temporary patent applications and so on. So conception is not so difficult. We all have good ideas from time to time, but the key to the whole business is Belief. In order to progress your idea further you must have an unwavering belief in it. Unless you have this hundred percent belief in whatever you have conceived there is no chance that you will bring it to conception…

This applies equally to the making of a household gadget to believing that you can rise to dizzy heights in leading the world in a particular challenge, relating to taking your idea, for an example, ridding the world of a horrid disease. A recent example of this is Bill Gates and his wife’s attempt to wipe out malaria. I believe there are close to achieving that dream. The object lesson to be learned from this is that it would not have been the same had Joe Bloggs conceived the idea because, unless he was as wealthy as the Gates’ there would be no way he could be met with the same success. In other words, deep down he will not have believed he could achieve it.

Our tally of Olympic gold medals rose again today in an historic event- we won a gold medal, the first ever to be awarded for women’s boxing, as this event was only added this year to the Games.

Yet another gold medal was awarded to Team GB for those exquisite horses. In fact, two medals-a gold and bronze for dressage (or what some people call ‘ dancing horses’.

The English weather, which is notoriously changeable, behaved itself immaculately up to this point in the Games. It only needs to maintain this for a couple more days to have been the most perfect weather covering the whole fortnight.

On Sunday next we will have the Closing Ceremony. I wonder how much the Olympic Development Team have dedicated to this Ceremony. I hope that our Opening Ceremony together with our success in the Games itself would speak for itself and we can get away with a short spectacular finish..

Of course, we must not forget the Para-Olympics which I believe immediately follow on these Games. I can understand why the organising committee may had been forced into making this decision but cannot help feeling that we are suffering from a surfeit of Olympics and it may take a little while to bolster our enthusiasm for another fortnight of the same, As much as anything, I think, the whole country will sigh in relief that these Games have passed without incident. Behind-the-scenes the security arrangements must have required immaculate planning and it appears that the effort put into this aspect of the planning, has paid off. The substitution of 3500 troops for the shortfall from the security company, who won the award (at a cost of £53 million), has achieved a double purpose.

First all, the effect of the fraternisation of the public with our troops, who are currently engaged in this futile war, will have raised the public interest and perhaps have encouraged some people, who were sceptical about our presence in this arena, to think again.

Secondly, there should be a substantial saving in cost or will this be another example of an incompetent civil servant negotiating a contract full of holes that allow the contractor to slip through unscathed.

I mentioned earlier how impressed I had been at the enthusiasm whipped up around these Games. We had our own personal demonstration of this yesterday when, our granddaughter, little Lara, telephoned Granny to tell her all about her visit to watch the women team GB, play hockey. Lara was terribly excited about the whole affair despite never having seen a game of hockey in her life you realise that the event was something rather special and in no time at all was shouting and screaming for the British team. So, here is a little girl who will probably remember these Olympic Games 60 or 70 years hence. That in itself, is a wonderful personal legacy of this staggering stravaganza..

 

I should have finished yesterday’s comment with a small explanation concerning the quotation I included. The point being is this. Many of us have good ideas. Some of them, undoubtedly commercial, if they could be taken through the obstacle course of development; Mock up models; further temporary patent applications and so on. So conception is not so difficult. We all have good ideas from time to time, but the key to the whole business is Belief. In order to progress your idea further you must have an unwavering belief in it. Unless you have this hundred percent belief in whatever you have conceived there is no chance that you will bring it to conception…

 

This applies equally to the making of a household gadget to believing that you can rise to dizzy heights in leading the world in a particular challenge, relating to taking your idea, for an example, ridding the world of a horrid disease. A recent example of this is Bill Gates and his wife’s attempt to wipe out malaria. I believe there are close to achieving that dream. The object lesson to be learned from this is that it would not have been the same had Joe Bloggs conceived the idea because, unless he was as wealthy as the Gates’ there would be no way he could be met with the same success. In other words, deep down he will not have believed he could achieve it.

Our tally of Olympic gold medals rose again today in an historic event- we won a gold medal, the first ever to be awarded for women’s boxing, as this event was only added this year to the Games.

Yet another gold medal was awarded to Team GB for those exquisite horses. In fact, two medals-a gold and bronze for dressage (or what some people call ‘ dancing horses’.

The English weather, which is notoriously changeable, behaved itself immaculately up to this point in the Games. It only needs to maintain this for a couple more days to have been the most perfect weather covering the whole fortnight.

On Sunday next we will have the Closing Ceremony. I wonder how much the Olympic Development Team have dedicated to this Ceremony. I hope that our Opening Ceremony together with our success in the Games itself would speak for itself and we can get away with a short spectacular finish..

Of course, we must not forget the Para-Olympics which I believe immediately follow on these Games. I can understand why the organising committee may had been forced into making this decision but cannot help feeling that we are suffering from a surfeit of Olympics and it may take a little while to bolster our enthusiasm for another fortnight of the same, As much as anything, I think, the whole country will sigh in relief that these Games have passed without incident. Behind-the-scenes the security arrangements must have required immaculate planning and it appears that the effort put into this aspect of the planning, has paid off. The substitution of 3500 troops for the shortfall from the security company, who won the award (at a cost of £53 million), has achieved a double purpose.

First all, the effect of the fraternisation of the public with our troops, who are currently engaged in this futile war, will have raised the public interest and perhaps have encouraged some people, who were sceptical about our presence in this arena, to think again.

Secondly, there should be a substantial saving in cost or will this be another example of an incompetent civil servant negotiating a contract full of holes that allow the contractor to slip through unscathed.

I mentioned earlier how impressed I had been at the enthusiasm whipped up around these Games. We had our own personal demonstration of this yesterday when, our granddaughter, little Lara, telephoned Granny to tell her all about her visit to watch the women team GB, play hockey. Lara was terribly excited about the whole affair despite never having seen a game of hockey in her life you realise that the event was something rather special and in no time at all was shouting and screaming for the British team. So, here is a little girl who will probably remember these Olympic Games 60 or 70 years hence. That in itself, is a wonderful personal legacy of this staggering stravaganza..

 

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