Inspired today by Olympian and 5000m world record holder David Moorcroft OBE who says, "Greatness isn't only a gift; sometimes it's a choice."
He talked of Kelly Holmes who went on from winning Olympic Bronze after long periods of injury to win an astonishing two Olympic Gold medals four years later, in her mid-thirties.
Her success was by a tiny fraction of a second, almost nothing, and the fruit of lots of small decisions and hard work by hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people who contributed to her success over the years. Success is also about interdependency.
And the para-Olympians are inspiring as those who choose to focus on their ability, not their disability.
Bring it on: let the games begin!