Here it is mid April and how many of you have already given up on your “New Years Resolutions”? I can’t speak for all you, but I know for myself every time the start of a new year comes around I set certain accomplishments and goals. By this time of the year a lot of old habits began to settle in and one by one that list gets forgotten about.
What do you think gives people the power of success over and over again? What gives them the go get them attitude to keep pressing forward until they’ve reached their ultimate goal? I pondered this thought mid-February as I watched the winter Olympics. There were several stories about different Olympians being injured. Their perseverance to work hard to overcome their injuries and get back on top inspired and motivated me. I wanted to know and figure out what is in the true heart of their success!
I discovered Olympians have a “whatever-it-takes” attitude. They’ve decided in the name of victory they will pay any price and bear any burden. While most seek an escape when they get knocked down by an obstacle, Olympians embrace the conflict and grow from it while they make a plan to push forward. They are determined and propelled by the power of success.
For Olympians the ultimate goal is winning a medal. The true test comes from the pursuit of doing whatever it takes to get there. The most important factor is not if they won a medal or not, but to remember there is still triumph in the satisfaction knowing you gave it your absolute best!
It was interesting because a few weeks later I was cleaning out cabinets and found an old calendar with some of my moms stuff in it. I pulled out one of her business cards for their Heating and Air Conditioning business back in 1992. This was her statement on the back of the card..
She professed, “THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN!” Was it bold and tenacious of her to state those goals as facts? Yes, but in doing so she put herself and the company out on a mission to met them head on. As I looked at her goal dates I noticed my accident happened right in the middle of her list in September 1992. Even though the company was faced with adversity they embraced the conflict and grew pressing forward towards the goal. My mother told me they still managed to accomplish up to goal number four and became the most successful FBE Mechanical business in Georgia before making the decision to close the company to focus on other things.
When you think about it, she had the same mindset of success as the Olympians. Pure and simple DETERMINATION! We all can be Olympians in our own success. We just need to make a decision right here and now that moving forward we are also GOING TO do “WHATEVER IT TAKES” to meet our own personal goals and dreams!
There is no doubt that obstacles will come your way, but by staying focused and giving it your all, you will soon find your own satisfaction in giving it your absolute best! Before you know it one by one goals are met and you’ve reached Success! Thank you, Lord for the motivation and strength to set and met my own goals and find my own personal Olympian triumph!
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