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The journey to become your
best self is a process that starts
with a decision to make a change.
Moving from wanting to change
your life to deciding to change your
life. Believing that we live in a world
of limitless possibilities---the belief
that anything is possible.
The Universe has surrounded us
with perfect teachers in the three
Ps---patience, perseverance and
Jen Sincero said every human is
born with the ability to make spec-
tacular mistakes. The key is to see
past the drama, guilt and criticism.
Nothing is as suffocating as the
power of fear of what others may
think. It's part of our survival in-
stincts---get ostracised by the tribe
and you will freeze to death or starve
or be eaten by the wolves. But noth-
ing holds you back like fear of dis-
Nobody ever achieved anything big
or new from their comfort zone. They
risked ridicule and failure. Sincero
further made the point that once you
step away from the herd you will find
yourself in front of the opinion fir-
ing squad especially if what you want
to do is extraordinary or outside of
everyone's comfort zone.
You are responsible for what you
say and do. You are not responsible
for whether or not people agree with
it or not. What other people think
has nothing to do with you and
everything to do with them.
When you say or do something
always do your best. If you do your
absolute best you possibly can then
you can feel positive about yourself.
Criticism is criticism, is it con-
structive or destructive depends on
how you interpret it. The key ques-
tion is, can I use this information to
better myself and the lives of others?
If the answer is yes, commit to
making the necessary changes; if
the answer is no, let it go.
Sometimes it's easier for oth-
er people to see what we can't see
ourselves and it's worth taking the
time to listen. By listening you get
a new perspective and step outside
the box of excuses and failure habits.
Do your best wherever you are.
As the T&T Olympic Committee
(TTOC) continues to evolve and
transform, there will be good days
and tough days. There will be praises
and criticisms but every praise and
every criticism carries the seed of
growth and progress.
Patience, perseverance and per-
sistence in the face of obstacles,
setbacks and disappointment are
Each test either strengthens or
As the TTOC and TeamTTO
moves further along, the journey to
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industry TT, and best practice sport
governance among Olympic and
Commonwealth sport organisations
there will be days when progress will
seem to be non-existent but staying
focused while remaining positive is
all about remembering opinions
The month of May will see the Gold
Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Baton visit T&T. This will herald
a hectic period of activity for the
TTOC in its role as T&T Common-
wealth Games Association.
Also on the horizon is the Youth
Commonwealth Games in Baha-
mas in July. There will be a myriad
of events and activities.
Choose optimism. If there is some-
thing you want to do, there is no harm
in trying it. If you fail, you fail! But if
you don't do it, you will never know.
Be a brave heart. Remember emo-
tional enemies such as doubt and fear
can hold you back from achieving
your goals. Life and negative situ-
ations are cyclical.
It was a race to finish and cross-
ing first in the Point Fortin 7.5K
run was Collin Jeron Pereira just
ahead of Shirvan Baboolal on
Pereira clocked 27 minutes and 49
seconds to win by a mere two sec-
onds from Shirvan Baboolal (27.51).
In third place was Kelvin Johnson in
28.52. Curtis Cox finished fourth in
30.21 with Ted John (30:36) fifth,
Shurlon Williams (30:47) sixth.
Seventh was Lionel Dandrade
(31.21), eighth was Brian Maynard
(31.25), ninth was Guswil George
(31.40) and tenth was Anthony Ros-
In the absence of last year's wom-
en's champion Tonya Nero, Christine
Regis of Athletics Central ran com-
fortably on the streets of Point Fortin,
which is in the midst of its borough
celebration, won the crown in 37.16.
In second place was April Francis
in 38.05 with Leisl Puckerin plac-
ing third in 40.22. Candice Beka-
roo was fourth in 40.51, fifth was
Melissa Guevara (41.54), sixth was
Debra Agong (43.15) and seventh was
Javanah Moreno (43.42).
Also among the top ten finish-
ers were Ifeula Gooding (44.06) in
eighth, Anika Walker (44.38) in ninth
and closely followed by Wendy Shal-
low (44.38) in tenth.
Bryan Francis sped with the top
prize in the Point Fortin Borough
7.5K Walk in a time of 49.28. An-
thony Francis (51.09) was second
and Kenny Blanche (53.46), third.
In women's category, 12-year-old
Requell Richards topped all other in
1.05.13, second was Janice Gooding
(1.05.25) and third was Mavis Baird
Collin Pereira finishing just ahead of Shirvan Baboolal during the Point
Fortin Borough 7.5K on Sunday.
Accept criticism with grace
Pereira edges Baboolal
in Point Fortin 7.5K
1 Collin Jeron Pereira 27.49
2 Shirvan Baboolal 27.51
3 Kelvin Johnson 28.52
4 Curtis Cox 30.21
5 Ted John 30.36
Women Top 5
1 Christine Regis 37.16
2 April Francis 38.05
3 Leisl Puckerin 40.22
4 Candice Determined Bekaroo
5 Melissa Guevara 41.54
Brian Lewis is president of the T&T
Olympic Committee (TTOC) and his
views are not necessarily those of
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