The Olympics are a big deal in my household!
I experience a rollercoaster of emotions: glory, heartache, patriotism, and even a little bit of jealousy.
How I wish one day it was me standing up top that podium with the whole world cheering! I know once the Star Spangled Banner plays, I wouldn’t be able to keep it in and I’d cry the happiest tears =*) Just thinking about it makes me smile.
Snap back to reality. If I wanted to be in the Olympics, I needed to have started training 20 years ago!
…I know I’ll never win anything in the Olympics. I’ll never achieve glory at an international stage.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t have an “Olympic” moment in my lifetime!
What’s my gold medal that I’m working towards?
I can think of a few. Raising a strong child (or children!). Earning my CTA. Traveling with my wife.
I may never achieve a real gold medal, but I can still win my own medals if I focus and work towards them. I don’t want to be looking back in 20 years, wishing I did something meaningful with my time.
I hope you too, no matter what your age or situation, can take a moment today to think about your “gold medals” and how you’ll achieve them =)
…And if all that doesn’t work out, I suppose we can just force our children to train to be Olympians!