The Olympics: Here Comes Some Motivation!

Posted By on Jun 27, 2012 in Notes for the Family

Hello, Families!

Did you ever dream of winning Olympic Gold?

Maybe as a kid, maybe as an adult. Maybe right now, maybe never. What event did you want to win?

What would be your favorite moment?

That first moment you become aware of your score, your time? Standing on top of the podium, holding flowers, smiling when you had to bend over to have your medal placed around your neck? Listening to your national anthem as your countries flag unfurls? Maybe it’s the moment when everyone is focused on you and your performance?

Maybe it’s when the sonic boom of that collective cheering-shouting-yelling-screaming hits you. Maybe it’s just being able to go to the Olympics. Like the feeling of being the first Saudi Arabian women that get to compete at this year’s Olympics for the first time in that country’s history. Like the feeling of being the only representative of your country.

My guess is that all of it is just awesome. An indescribable feeling is what many Olympians say. A real marker of glory, pride and honor.

When do you feel this in your life?

How often?

When do you celebrate where you are in this moment of your life? Do you wait until your goal is fulfilled before you recognize how awesome you are? Do we need a victory to justify telling ourselves that we are awesome and really believe it?

Take a moment right now and say, “Dude, I am so awesome!”

Yeah man, you are awesome!

The days, hours, minutes of your life are yours. You can find meaning in them and through them. Pick an otherwise regular moment in your day to congratulate yourself on who you are, what you are doing, and what you are working towards. Remind yourself of your intention. And ask your family members about their personal Olympic dreams. Ask them about their personal goals and daily celebrations.

Your life is an achievement. And that is as good as Olympic gold!


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