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No more excuses.
We have to learn to think.
Our two feet deeply rooted in
our history, our traditions, our
sports, our culture, our food,
our art, our music, our chal-
lenges and our triumphs with
our head facing and geared
towards the future. The past
recast in the future with a com-
mitment to quality.
How will T&T cope with the ex-
pansive economic, demographic and
technological upheaval promised by
the 21st century? We envision a journey
into the unknown as an opportunity to be seized with enthusiasm.
Change does not have to mean loss even though the future may
be unclear. Technological developments could open new avenues of
work, new routes to prosperity and security.
Our minds think in images. What are the pictures we hold in our
How many of us can think back to a time where you did things
because it was fun without worrying about the outcome. Where
you couldn't wait to wake up in the morning and go do what you
were blissfully happy to do. It was almost fair to say that inspite
of ourselves we did spectacular things.
How many of us remember those "why not" days? Life was an
adventure. You literally dared yourself to see what you can get
away with. Time stood still. Hours go by without you noticing.
You lose track of time. You spent time doing what you love.
What's the point of all the nostalgia?
Well, it has to do with how grown up and serious we are
trying to be as we have made conforming to what we perceive
to be grown up and a grown up society and nation behaviour
As we talk incessantly about all the negative things the joy
and sense of awe and gratitude has drained from our minds
and psyche. The walls are closing in and we have lost the
self belief that we are an inventive and innovative people.
We have always been so, so what the heck!
There are many things to express gratitude about.
That we have found ourselves in a bit of a muddle and
wobble, is no compelling reason to doubt ourselves. Tech-
nology is creating many opportunities. Science is offering
solutions to many previously thought of unsolvable.
Why are we allowing ourselves to be deluded by those
who benefit and continue to benefit from the negativity
and scarcity mindset.
My call today is a simple one, let's break the addiction
to negativity and bad news. I am not saying live in a fool's
paradise, what I am saying is let's see it all as stepping
stones to if not, why not? Have faith in ourselves and a
Let's eschew the prevailing narrative that we are losers
because we have lost before or failed time and time again.
Let's stop being brainwashed by people who benefit from
ensuring other people believe that La Dolce Vita is beyond
our reach. Let us go for it and stop listening to all the tired
excuses we have become expert at rolling out.
Instead of being good at extolling every reason and excuse
invented let's get good at being the best we can be. Let's
make the decision to benchmark excellence and quality.
Our faith must be greater than our fears. Let us be our
best, do our best, demand the best, expect the best.
No more Excuses. Let's stop accepting limits. T&T let's
believe big and go do it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Brian Lewis is the President of the T&T
Olympic Committee. The opinions expressed are not nec-
essarly those of the organisation.
The 2017 Shell Un-
der-13 cricket series will
bowl off today at venues
across T&T. This is the final
Youth Interzone series to be
played this season
and organisers are
hoping for good
weather as the
rainy season is
having won the
Under-15 and Un-
der-17 titles will be
looking for a third title
and they begin their challenge
against South East at Syne Village
in Penal. Coach of the team Kes-
hava Ramphal told T&T Guardian
:"We have a very good team going
into this tournament. The South
Zone Under-15 won the Shell In-
terzone title and we have three
players from that team in our
under-13 set up. We even
have a national under-15
player in Avalon Changoor in
the team." The three players
from the victorious Under-15
team are Changoor, skipper
Liam Mamchan and Jacen
:"We have a well bal-
anced team with
a couple left arm
quicks which is not
something you see
regularly. We have
trained hard and
a lot of work has
gone into prepar-
ing this bunch for
The other game
in Group A will see
hosts to South West
at Munroe Road. In
Group B, North will
come up against
North East at Fati-
ma grounds and East
plays Tobago at Hon-
All matches will be
of 40 overs duration
and begins at 10am.
SHELL U-13 FIX-
At Syne Village :South
At Munroe Road: Cen-
tral vs Southwest
At Fatima: North vs
At Honeymoon Park:
East vs Tobago
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