Kāpēc Stay Strong
WHY STAY STRONG?
The "STAY STRONG" spirit and mindset lives within each and every one us...
Sometimes we have to be at our lowest or darkest point, faced with our biggest fears and challenges, before we find the strength and courage to tackle them head on, showing what we are all truly capable of. No matter if you are amongst the most successful, popular, strongest or wealthiest people out there, at some point, adversity will come and find you. Often when you are least expecting it... Each and every one of us 7 billion plus humans on planet earth will one day have to face this enemy in one guise or another.
It's how we deal with these situations and set backs which determines our outcome. We control our own destinies, our own paths and our own futures. It's our own ability to dig deep when things get tough, to push forwards and keep pushing forwards, which defines us and our futures.
"STAY STRONG" gars un domāšanas veids dzīvo ikvienā no mums ...
Dažreiz mums ir jāatrodas zemākajā vai tumšākajā punktā, jāsaskaras ar lielākajām bailēm un izaicinājumiem, pirms atrodam spēku un drosmi tos risināt. , parādot to, uz ko mēs visi patiesi esam spējīgi. Neatkarīgi no tā, vai jūs esat starp veiksmīgākajiem, populārākajiem, spēcīgākajiem vai turīgākajiem cilvēkiem, kādā brīdī nāks grūtības un jūs atradīsit. Bieži vien, kad jūs to vismazāk gaidāt ... Katram no mums, 7 miljardiem cilvēku un cilvēkiem uz planētas Zeme, kādu dienu būs jāsaskaras ar šo ienaidnieku vienā vai otrā aizsegā. Mūsu iznākumu nosaka tas, kā mēs rīkojamies šajās situācijās un kā atbalstām aizmuguri. Mēs kontrolējam savus likteņus, savus ceļus un nākotni. Tā ir mūsu pašu spēja padziļināties, kad viss kļūst sarežģīts, virzīties uz priekšu un turpināt virzīties uz priekšu, kas nosaka mūs un mūsu nākotni.
"ONE DAY WE WILL ALL HAVE TO STAY STRONG, FOR OURSELVES AND / OR OUR FAMILY"
"KĀDU DIENU MUMS VISIEM BŪS JĀPALIEK SPĒCĪGIEM, PRIEKŠ MUMS PAŠIEM VAI PRIEKŠ MŪSU ĢIMENES"
This mindset doesn't just apply to those in a sporting context. The STAY STRONG "state of mind" is for everyday life for each and every one of us. For every challenge we are faced with, for every obstacle thrown in our path, for every set back we have to overcome. We are all on this rollercoaster journey of life together.
In those moments of self doubt, uncertainty or fear, when it's just you alone battling with yourself, you can take encouragement and inspiration from these 2 simple words. Interpret and relate to them in whichever way you choose, but remember the core message remains the same...
Live your lifestyle, enjoy your life, be strong, be true, be the best person (and athlete) that you can be. But most importantly stay healthy in your mind, your body and your soul in every aspect of your life. Not just today but every day. STAY STRONG is more than just a brand name, it's a way of life.
June 22, 2007 marked a day that the Action Sports World will remember for a life time. A day that has forever changed the life of Professional BMX Dirt Jumper & three times Gold Medalist Stephen Murray.
In the midst of doing a double back-flip in the BMX Dirt Finals at the Dew Action Sports Tour in Baltimore Maryland. Stephen's foot slipped off the pedal mid rotation, flailing him through the air and straight to the dirt. It was quoted as being one of the worst crashes seen in bmx and one that would ultimately be career ending, for this incredibility talented, 27 year old athlete.
Stephen was transported to University of Maryland Medical Centre Shock Trauma Unit. He had flat lined in the ambulance and again after reaching Shock Trauma, where medication was administered to bring him back. Undergoing the first of two 7 hour surgeries, Doctors confirmed Stephen had crushed his 3, 4 and 5 cervical vertebrae, suffered severe damage to his spinal cord and the front of his vertebrae had been shattered. Stephen Murray, professional athlete, husband, father of two young boys, now paralyzed from the shoulders down.
STEPHEN MURRAY - ATHLETE
Stephen Murray moved the United States from Newcastle, Great Britain 15 years ago with a dream of riding & competing with the best athletes in the sport. His goals set high, to achieve what no one had yet accomplished. He did just that, in 2001 and 2002 winning Gold Medals in BMX Dirt Jumping at the X Games and Gravity Games in 2001 landing the first double back flip in competition and progressing with 360 backflip variations. In 2002 Stephen backed this up by winning gold at the Gravity Games for the second consecutive year. Murray went on to have a solid career and was known for the big risky tricks.
Stephen had fought his way to the top of his sport with his determination and commitment and fast forwarding to 2007 he would now fight to breath, to stay alive. He continues his fight today; to one day hold his children and one day walk again. The trick that made him in 2001 changed his life in 2007.
This isn't the end of the story.. It's just an obstacle in Stephen's path that he is determined to overcome. There's plenty of fight, guts and determination left in this Geordie yet.
For Stephen Murray Stay Strong isn't a brand name it's now a way of life...