I love the Olympics. To see the world come together for fair and honest competition based on performance alone is something that I find extremely impressive, empowering and exciting.
For the past week, I have had my TV on and set to the Olympic coverage as background for everything that I am doing. I have seen competition in sports that I had never seen before and heard countless stories of young and “older” (I am a bit sensitive to the label of “old” given my own age!) athletes as they prepared for their participation in London and going for the Gold!
All of the stories were inspiring and highlighted the complete and all-consuming vision and training of athletes; many despite challenges, obstacles and adversity.
Regardless of who wins the gold, silver and bronze, each athlete has prepared with complete dedication, commitment and focus for their chance to compete and the possibility of success that the Olympics represents.
I can’t help but feel like the Olympics is just a metaphor for life; my life…your life.
While only a few will be medalists in London, ALL of the competitors are now Olympic Athletes…an honor in itself.
Your future IS your Olympics; an environment that offers unlimited, timeless opportunity and possibility. Like the Olympics, “competing” in this environment, our future, requires focus, discipline, commitment and a relentless pursuit for “winning the Gold”! However, unlike the Olympics, there are unlimited medals to go around! How fabulous is that!
Even better we can ALL win Gold because each of us has a different definition of what “Gold” is. It is defined as whatever you want it to be; whatever your desires and dreams are! How far you go is only limited by YOU… and the standard that you set. A standard that defines what you want. Lucky for us, every day is an opportunity to “train” to win it!
If creating and sustaining and extraordinary love in your life is your Gold, make today the day that you state loudly and clearly to the world that you will do any and everything that it takes to get it…and you WILL! And by the way, we can “compete” in multiple events; love, prosperity, health and fitness, parenting…
Today’s younger athletes will use the performance of the London Olympians to set their goals for the 2016 Olympics and they begin training NOW.
You and I are no different, except that we are not limited by the performance of others; we can have everything that we want, if we do the hard work of preparing for it.
So, don’t wait another minute…set your vision and go for the Gold!