This video was recorded on 3/21/2020 in Chula Vista, CA.
Since this video was recorded…
Our big question about the timing of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games has been answered. They have been pushed back to August 24th through September 5th, 2021.
Thank you for all of the kind messages, texts, tweets, and comments surrounding the delay. I know that this news causes different reactions from athlete to athlete and it’s tough news for many, but for me, the vision still burns brighter than ever and that’s what keeps me going.
And I ask that if you message me or text my phone from here on out, don’t offer me words of apology. I want to hear your words of affirmation. The way I see it, there’s an additional year to train.
How are you looking at the world today? What words of affirmation have you given yourself during the last several weeks? Remember, your vision can actually benefit from you taking a deep breath and honing your focus.
So, create your own affirmation and say it out loud. It’s okay. Nobody can see or hear you right now anyway. And it will make you feel better!
Best wishes for good health, and please, everyone stay safe.
Lex Gillette is a professional keynote speaker, 4x Paralympic Medalist, and 4x Long Jump World Champion who is currently training to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. He has been wowing audiences of all sizes with his athletic gift since 2004, and he has been inspiring audiences on the corporate stage since 2013. His ultimate goal is to teach others to look past their current reality and challenge them to see further than they ever thought possible.
Photo credits: Video taken by Lex Gillette