Inspirational Poem The Reward is Within

This month I would like to share with you an inspirational poem written by one of my dearest friends, Bill Clennan, the Dean of Canadian Motivational Speakers, who died suddenly this week. Bill, you were a great inspiration to me. I love you and will miss you dearly. Jody


The contest lasts for moments
Though the training's taken years,
It wasn't the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You've just begun
Put forth your best
And you've already won.

Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker