Quote of the day:
As we grow in awareness, our fear of loss, not having enough or being insufficient matures into love of giving, sharing and collaboration. -Joseph Rain
This past week has seen more cloudy than sunny days, coupled with windswept streets -serving as a great reminder that summer is nearing its end. For me the greatest thing about August so far is the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. It has turned out to be an exciting and worthwhile distraction with more events than ever, and more competitors and countries represented -and finding myself watching sporting events that I would otherwise not follow. I'm talking about sports such as Women's Beach Volleyball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Canoe Slalom, Judo, Handball, Archery and a few others.
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However, as the curtains come down on this great event it can be said that lessons can be learned from from the Olympians, who all share in the Olympic spirit. I'd say the peak of physical performance, the coaching and preparation for the event, the challenges faced, forging new friendships that shape the world -these elements and much more are some lessons to learned.
5 Thoughts on the Olympics:
1. You can achieve anything you set your mind to do -with necessary help from those that matter.
2. When you lose, it doesn't mean the end of the world. You can come back strong.
3. People will sometimes question your achievements because they cannot understand the work you had to put in, and sacrifices you had to make.
4. Achieving goals, planning for the future, perfecting your skills, and staying focused will always yield rewards in the end.
5. There will always be someone out there with more skills, hunger and drive than you. Sometimes working almost twice as hard will suffice.
Have a successful week ahead.
Peace. Love. Light*
Current Listen: Coldplay - Sparks