From: Durban Kzn
This is my third year entering the Toyota Fortuner Challenge. A few years ago, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a professional OCR athlete. I thought I was too old and that it was too late to pursue this dream of mine – but I can tell you that I was wrong. I can sit here and tell you all the things I’ve achieved in my sports career and life. Instead, I’m going to tell you about me, Bradley Cameron Naidoo, and what makes me your ideal candidate.
On my journey to becoming a professional OCR athlete, I came across a fact that completely changed my attitude to life…
It was this: “The chances of being born are 1 in 400 trillion”
Right then and there, I realized that I am a living and breathing miracle. I’ve learnt that every moment I spend here on earth is a blessing and I will never let it slip past me. Every morning when I wake up I’ll be a better person than I was the day before. I’ll be kinder, more loving, more helpful to those in need – and above all more STRONGER. When life gets hard I will work harder. I don’t make excuses. I accept responsibility for my actions and face life’s challenges head on and conquer them. I refuse to be just a number. I refuse to be average, even though the world may try to keep me down, I will overcome it.
The faith and belief I have in myself out weighs all negativity. I will never be out worked, out played or out performed in this journey of life.
If you run 5km, I will run 6.
If you jump 10 feet, I will jump 11.
When life breaks me and it will, I will get back up.
I will win or I will die, cause’ that is who I am.
The world does not give you obstacles but rather provides you with opportunities. Saying to me that something can’t be done only fuels my passion to succeed. I know that the road less traveled is difficult, but choosing any other way was never an option. My journey through life has taught me that success does not come without adversity, and in that situation, how I handle that adversity defines me as a person. Anyone can run downhill but only a few can run up, and the funny thing is that, that trophy is usually at the top.
The truth is that when it’s all said and done, the person that gives more when it hurts gets more at the end. In my final moments looking back on my life I will have no regrets. I will have left no stone unturned and no river uncrossed. The the sacrifices that I’ve made, the blood sweat and tears, the countless hours and effort put into my dreams, passions and life will not have been in vain.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION…
AND THIS IS WHO I AM.
“Remember you can’t turn back the clock, but you can always wind it up again”