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Many days as a writer, we sit, we wait, we curse ourselves, all while wondering when the next time we will be able to write… anything.
During these troubling times, the times we feel lack significant inspiration, it is important for the troubled to look to their one true love.
That one true love, for me, is the world of sports. Simple to the naked eye, yet complex when studied. When I study athletes and the sports they conquer, I find not only athleticism, but also an abundance of self-belief and ambition. If anyone, and I mean anyone, is looking for inspiration, look to the city of Leicester, England, and their now-wonderful soccer club. With a population of 330,000, the vast majority of their citizens did not believe the Leicester City Foxes, of the Barclays Premier League, would finish in the Top Four of the league, let alone finish as champions.
The odds at the start of the season for the Foxes to win the most prestigious award in soccer, besides the World Cup, was a deflating 5,000/1. That means if you bet a dollar, you would reap in a reward of five thousand dollars. Wow.
After a 38-game regular season, , the Foxes were crowned champions of the Barclays Premier League, and each and every Leicester fan was overcome with jubilation.
And just what did this achievement and time of jubilation and inspiration look like? Below are photographs of the Leicester City trophy lift, and their championship city parade.
Find your inspiration. This city, this community, this team did, even when the odds were against them. 5,000/1 odds.