At 43 years old, many would say that she is an unlikely Olympian. And yet, she is not just an Olympian, she is a medalist, a gold medalist.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Hoping you enjoy your rest from meaningful work this Labor Day
We must all suffer one of two things:
The Pain of Discipline or
The Pain of Regret.
Which pain will you choose?
Who doesn’t like to watch the Olympics? It’s the best of the best competing on a world-wide stage. I think I ride my bicycle faster on the back roads of Texas after I’ve watched a close Olympic race! Maybe I’m unusual, but at times during the Olympics, I imagine joining the athletes in competition. Then I wake up and realize it’s not going to happen!
But I do believe that there are four qualities of Olympic athletes that even you and I can embrace. And when we do, we can achieve Olympic results in our own lives!
“A traveling salesman was lost as he drove down a quiet country road. When he saw a young boy walking toward him he slowed down, stopped, and called to the boy: ‘Where am I?’ ‘There you is’ said the boy as he pointed at the man. ‘Hey, you’re pretty stupid, aren’t you!’ said the upset driver. ‘Well, you’re the one asking the dumb questions!’ replied the kid.”
Let’s face it, you don’t know what you don’t know. And when you do know, you’re often surprised. I remember how surprised I was when I saw the effect of a simple statement. I’m talking about the impact of discovering our vision statement. At the time, I did not realize the importance it played in communicating the direction of our company to our people internally and to our customers and suppliers externally.