Like many Australians, I have enjoyed the excitement created by the current Commonwealth Games. As our Australian athletes continue to bring home medals of all three colours, I am inspired by the sheer determination of these women and men as they push their physical and mental capacities to realise dreams they have held all their lives. Above all, unwavering determination is an intrinsic attribute that they all seem to possess and share in common with their Teammates.
We all know that when we love something, we work to succeed at it. Even if not training to be an elite athlete, adopting some of the psychological skills used by our Australian athletes can help maintain focus and motivation in your own life.
For all Mercy Girls, it is so important to aim high and strive to achieve your best. There will always be obstacles to overcome along the way and it is how you face these obstacles that determines how successful you will be. With hard work, determination and some personal sacrifice, you can achieve - the sky is the limit.
Our community has taken great delight in watching an ex-student of the College, Alex Hulley (Class of 2015) competing in the Hammer Throw at the Games. We congratulate her on an outstanding achievement and look forward to following her footsteps in the future.