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What we can learn from the Olympic athletes

Monday, July 23, 2012

The opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics will be held this Friday and you may catch some of the events during the 17 days. Whether you tune into the Olympics because you're a sports fan, try to catch certain favorite events you like or hear stories about the triumphs as well as disappointments that are aired on the news, some of those stories are quite amazing.

I came across an article this morning that may be a motivator for many of us as we continue on our weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey and work toward other goals. The article identifies the skills that the athletes use to help them succeed. Although we are not training for the Olympics, we all have hopes, dreams and goals of our own. Many times we hit a wall and wonder if it's even worth trying to continue on because our plan is not working.

Below are seven skills for success mentioned in the article. Many of them will already sound familiar to you and you will be able to relate. I think the effort that is required from each of us, the challenge of handling disappointments along the way and the courage and drive to keep digging deep down to make it to the next level for our goals are outlined below.

Unrelenting movement towards the goal
Knowledge is only useful when incorporated with action
Tap into the state of unlimited possibilities
Can't go it alone
Nothing lasts forever
Everyone has a genius

We're all capable of earning our own gold medals and the possibilities are endless. Here's the link to the article. Hope you have a gold medal week of your own and like the Olympic athletes, never give up!

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    Thanks so much for this blog and the link.
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    Great blog. Thanks for the link.

    I know that I have not 'wanted' my success THAT badly. If I did, the pounds would be melting away. I need to get just a fraction of that desire.

    I really like the quote from the article -
    "The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it."

    Hope things are going well with you this summer. Even the 5% challenge isn't making me that determined. Seems I eat well through the week, but the scale doesn't reflect my sacrifices.

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    2009 days ago
    thanks so much for sharing this
    2009 days ago
    Great Blog! Thanks for sharing!! WOO HOO! GO USA!!! emoticon
    2009 days ago
    Excellent blog!!!

    I will be watching the Olympics as often as I can. Hope you enjoy!

    Thank you for this "Gold Medal" Blog!
    2009 days ago
    I agree and I love watching the Olympics and seeing all the hard work pay off for those who have made it that far.
    2009 days ago
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