Okay, I admit, I’m a junky for the Olympics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not glued the entire time, letting dust bunnies take over my home or allowing the cats to eat tuna all day, but I like to catch as much as I can. What dawned on me this morning is that while there are amazing stories throughout the Olympics, there seems to be a common theme on how these athletes arrive here: perseverance. Another thing that occurred to me is “sacrifice”, and not just for the athlete, but for their families or whomever has seen this goal culminate in an Olympic appearance. Obstacles, time, money, all these things, big and small, could prevent just an average athlete from becoming a really great one on the world stage. The athlete has to have the drive, heart, and yes, access to what they want to make it happen. How much one digs in and how much one commits in every way will pave the path to regular guy and “guy with the medal around their neck.”
Are you the average business person, allowing something to keep you from your own success? Make it a day where that “something” is in the past and eliminate a hurdle every day. Do this every day and you’ll see that goal come closer, faster.