It takes a village
Not one person stood alone when they won. It is an illusion that they are the alone winner. Each Olympian that wins a medal is never alone. These prized athletes hug and jump around with everyone that brought them to the dance. The winners are much bigger than that one person.
When we think of a company like Amazon, the dynamic, powerful, brilliant, Jeff Bezos comes to mind immediately. But it is the Amazon team that makes the company a great, innovative success.
When these Olympic athletes are on that podium draped with their flag and their medal, they are their home country, such as America, Brazil or Australia.
But also, these athletes are beyond borders and are Olympians of the world. Like a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop, all the flavors are under one roof, but they are all ice cream. We move past borders, disagreements, arms races, and wars for these two weeks and share common goals.
Live an intentional life
These athletes live an intentional life every day. They focus their lives on their goal. Every cell of their being is tethered to their intention. What they eat, how they sleep, the way they exercise, and how they think, are all intentional. They epitomize living an intentional life.
Many people ask me what is the key that leads to a happy and successful life. It is discipline. I don’t care how smart you are, how talented you are, or how connected you are, without self-discipline you will never experience success.
Win or lose, you showed up. You got up on that big stage. You went up to bat. You did it! You risked everything to be in the public eye and take a chance. Many of us are afraid of not winning in public. We fear failure before the world. These people go beyond their fear, worries, or challenges and show up in life.Tags: dr. kathleen hall, live an intentional life, mindful lessons, mindful living, olympics 2018