I had one man come and see me while I was in the physio room. He said, 'I don't care what those doctors have told you, you can get back out on that court and play.' I looked at him confused and said, how is that going to happen, I've sprained my ankle and doctors have said I'm done? He went on to tell me how a week before he had to race (he was a racing car driver) how he cut his hand on a barb wire fence. He went to the doctors and they told him that he had cut his hand that bad, it needed stitches and he could not race that weekend. He said he didn't get stitches, he went home and applied a very powerful visualisation technique. That weekend, he not only raced but won. That man, was Peter Brock.
As I went to the Opening Ceremony in a wheelchair, as I lay in my physio bed, every day, I was applying the visualisation technique Brocky taught me. I ended up playing 4 out of 5 games at the Olympics. I learnt 2 powerful lessons during this pinnacle time of my life. Number 1 - Never, ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Number 2 - Never underestimate the power of what the mind can do.