Welcome to JFS School's official Blog. This is our third year of the blog and represents a chance for our new team of intrepid student journalists to write what's on their minds. The Autumn term’s blog theme focuses on “Inspiration” - so stay tuned for some fantastic creative writing.

Monday, 9 December 2013

INSPIRATION: A thought; A dream; A reality

One person's thought, no matter how big or small, can create something incredible. This is something we as people are all capable of.

When we see an Olympic gold medallist take the somewhat overwhelmed and unbelieving step up onto the highest podium, viewers can see how the effort they've put in, the time they've devoted, the failures they've endured, have all culminated in this history-making victory. Their sense of fulfilment radiates from them as they accept their medal. It's clear they know that what got them onto that podium was them; 100% them. Nothing but their actions and motivation which have shaped this reality. But even this must have started from somewhere...

The odd watch of the Games as a child in front of the television. The teacher who saw that they could go far as an athlete. The parents who encouraged them to pursue their love of sports. This was the birth of one child's dream to achieve a gold medal - and the start of one person's journey to result in winning one.

This shows what the work of an inspired individual can do. The drive fuelled by a person's dream to become something more has led to many breakthroughs throughout history that were once thought impossible. The fire which led to equal rights for women and black people would never have ignited without the spark provided from one person being inspired enough to see the flaws in the system and their willingness to do something about it. All of this started with one person's small, insignificant thought.

But it doesn't stop there, as the actions of these inspired individuals could further lead, and have often led, to the inspiring of others...

And so this knock-on effect will continue to produce the world's politicians, musicians, and everyone else who's brave enough to make their dreams a reality.

All that's left to do is get inspired.