I've learned a lot from my Ironman journey to date. What I've learned more than anything is what a privelege it is to be able to call myself an "Ironman". I've reflected a lot on how fortunate I am to have been able to get past many obstacles in my life to be able to achieve something that many people would consider "impossible".
The fact of the matter is, there is no such thing as impossible. All of us have the power to achieve anything in life, if we allow ourselves to believe we can. It's an unfortuate fact of life that some of us need to dig a little deeper to find this within ourselves. Not all of us have the luxury of a nurturing environment in which to begin our life journey.
Operation Flinders is an organisation that helps at risk youth to develop their self esteem, motivation, team work and a sense of responsibility. I have a strong belief in these individual values, and know they can make a real difference to how an individual views the world and their potential impact upon it.
While many people I know consider Ironman to be an incredibly indulgent lifestyle (in some ways, it is) I hope I can make a difference to people's lives by raising funds throughout this latest Ironman campaign for Operation Flinders. It might not be much, but sometimes little things can make a big difference.