Want to win Gold? Want to be successful? I've been watching the Olympics nearly every day for the past few weeks - I just LOVE it. What an amazing thing to celebrate the WHOLE WORLD in a positive way. No war, no politics, no racism - the Olympics are about ALL HUMANS who live on the same earth.
At the age of 31 I'm probably past my prime chances for becoming an Olympic athlete. But I can still draw on the drive and determination of these athletes to be the BEST PERSON I can be every day. Cheesy? Well maybe - or maybe I'm just more optimistic than you. Here's how I plan to be the best ME as I soak up the positive energy from London on the last night of the games:
1) Be a good role model. Show your children, their friends, new parents, the person in line behind you at the cashier - kindness and patience. Treat others as you want to be treated. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
2) Cultivate and nourish relationships with close friends and family. Covet and be thankful to those who love and understand you and dismiss without guilt those relationships which carry negativity.
3) Care for yourself. Do you think Phelps and Douglas and May-Treanor tell them selves they can eat like shit today and just workout tomorrow? An Olympians body IS the tool they must utilize to win the medal. Take care of your tools. Fit mind, fit body, fit life.
It's true you may not win a Gold Medal and stand on the Olympic podium, but you can set goals, just like they do. Goals like get happy, get fit, be a great mother, get a job you love. Set a goal. Work hard. Win.