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Success is No Accident

The 2010 Eyecare Plus Awards Dinner

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The optical professions movers and shakers were in attendance at the annual Eyecare Plus Award Dinner to hear the Master of Ceremonies, speed skater and Olympic Gold Medallist Steven Bradbury.

Bradbury rocketed to fame at the 2002 Winter Olympics when he won the 1,000 metre speed skating sprint after all his opponents were involved in a last corner pile-up. Was he just lucky? Did Bradbury win by accident?

In an inspirational speech, Steven explained to the audience that his success on the day was due to much more than just luck. It was the sum of years of training, preparation, hard work and sacrifice – all investments in himself. This led him to qualify and compete in four Olympic games.

Steven is the first guy to admit… “I was incredibly lucky on the night, but I had to be in a position to use my experience and judgement and be there to capitalise on it when things went wrong for my competitors”.

No one achieves success in their chosen field by accident…

“If you show up every day, work hard and stick to the game plan, you’ll be in the right place to achieve success if your competitor falters”.

Steven’s key message. “No one achieves success in their chosen field by accident”.

Eyecare Plus Limited founder and Chairman Tony Hanks was on hand to present two achievement awards. The 2010 Eyecare Plus “Most Efficient Practice Award” was presented to Ray Fortescue of Eyecare Plus Ramsgate. The “Most Outstanding Practice of the Year” was awarded to Eyecare Plus Camden. Philip Rose accepted the award on behalf of Rod Tracey, proprietor of Eyecare Plus Camden.

The Annual Eyecare Plus Awards Dinner was held on Saturday 11 September in the Sheraton on the Park Hotel, Sydney.