I can’t help but think about the Olympics. It was truly an epic week. The competition to beat out others to be called the best is nothing short amazing. And to come out on top is quite a challenge especially when there are only three MEDALS…

There is so much training that goes into competing to be an athlete for a chance to perform on an Olympic stage. Day in and day out they train. Fighting themselves to push harder, move faster, stay injury free. Competitions in between to stay relevant and sharp. The money, blood, sweat and tears come with it. And what people witness fails in comparison to the work and sacrifices made. The glory to win a medal. But what if you fall short? What if you make it to the Olympic Trails and don’t make the team, my sister didn’t make it this year. Do you just stop? What if your body can’t take the pounding like Sanya Richards-Ross? The thing is when you DO, not “try” as there is no such thing, you either do or you don’t. When you DO you are a winner! When you set your eyes on a goal, a dream and reach for it you’re already a winner. You started and keep pushing toward your goal. If you come short, like my sister and Sanya you are still a winner. No failures, just learned experiences to get you to the next level. The dedication alone deserves a medal. Life is a marathon not a sprint as long as you keep running you’ll get to your God-appointed destination. Just because your goals don’t lead you to the platform don’t give up, you still win…MEDALS.

Quote: “Playing sports is not about winning gold medals. It’s about self-esteem, learning to compete and learning how hard you have to work in order to achieve your goals.” Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Tip: Keep going. If you come short get up, pick up the pieces and move forward.

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