The 2012 Olympics and You
Every 4 years the best athletes from all over the world meet in their quest for glory. For some glory will mean a medal for others a personal best and the joy to compete.
For the rest of us, the Olympics create and opportunity to cheer, learn and be inspired. The formula needed to create a world class athlete is a combination of genetics and hard work. Nevertheless, the audacity to test our personal limits and pursue our goals with passion is innate to all. We can’t all be Olympians but we can all be just as driven as they are.
As we watch the games, witness the drama and celebrate the victors, we can choose to ignite our own fire. A life without passion is a tragedy we can avoid by daring to push, pull, press, climb and crawl our way into personal glory.
The poetry in motion that we will witness will be a clear reflection of a lifetime of hard work and determination. This determination can be seen in every competitors eyes. Their body language will tell us how ready they are and how much they love being there. Not just “there” in London, but THERE in the moment.
In the next two weeks there will be plenty of inspiration indeed. But, how long will that inspiration last? The answer, is up to us. Action is necessary to create change. What actions will you take to generate the momentum needed to produce change?
Every athlete in the London Olympics has a powerful story. They are the best in the world, not just because they are faster or stronger but because they have the power to live life outside their comfort zone. We all have this capacity, we can all do more, we can all be more.
When we watch the Olympic Games we will be witnessing the last 1% of a lifetime’s journey towards excellence. Inspiration in the next two weeks will be abundant and must go beyond the games, beyond competitive athletics, even beyond physical training. Take it all in and use that energy to pursue excellence and happiness.
Let the games begin!