Friday, March 16, 2012

Ready, set...

Imagine you are an Olympic-class runner, on your mark, set at the starting line. At the end of the sprint, something you’ve waited for your whole life: The gold metal. What is the first and only thing that has to happen – out of your control – for you to achieve that goal?

The starting gun needs to be fired.

And so there you stay, at the starting line, crouched and ready, wanting so desperately to cross the line first and bring home the gold.

But the gun never goes off. Why?

It’s no secret that most of us in this culture want so desperately the things that seem out of reach, down the road, on the other side of the fence or a few months away… “Over there.” Our focus for happiness seems to be narrowing on the things we don’t have as if the magic pill to take which will give us happiness is just a heartbeat away, if only we had …(fill in the blank).

But what seems to occur in your quest for what's on the other side of the fence is that “over there” is either never within our reach, or if it is, it ceases to be important or integral to your happiness once you get there.

If you focus solely on the endgame, the finish line, the prize, you often can become blind to the initial reason you were so desperate to get there in the first place.

Success will never be just around the corner, over the next hill, tomorrow, next week. Success is not a destination to get to, but a place from which to embark. Come from your success - the knowledge that your gifts will serve you if you serve them back by trusting them - and you will always be successful!

Be your best,


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