IMAGE GAL: Creating Your Own Olympic MomentsBy Samantha von Sperling | August 6, 2012 | Entertainment, Relationships
The Olympics: that brief moment when the world comes together to flex our competitive muscles. We celebrate those individuals who embody the best of what is humanly possible in physical performance, drive, discipline and mental fortitude. In Women’s gymnastics ΓÇô we watched teenage girls bounce of various surfaces with pinpoint precision, fearlessly spiral through the air, and land on their feet as we looked on in amazement, and watch our own Gabby Douglas and the rest of the USA team bring home gold.
Olympic athletes are amazing because they’ve spent their whole lives striving to be at peak performance at all times. Starting at dawn, they wake up to do their best, over and over again. These very extraordinary people don’t put on their “A” game. They are the “A” game. Every day.
The Olympics inspire us to be better and shame us for being less than what we could be. Has your composure left because you fell of the balance beam? You have to do like the Olympic stars and get back up and practice until you get it right.
What will it take to bring out your “A” game? Getting up earlier to exercise, meditate, eat a healthy breakfast, and blow drying your hair to completion for a change? Putting our makeup on at home instead of during commutes? Remembering people’s names after an introduction? Performing productively, every minute of every workday?
How about sticking to our diets, not slouching, even when no one is watching? Reading a book instead of watching television? Balancing our checkbooks? Keeping our apartments spotless with everything completely organized? Finishing all our projects? Being elegant, in appearance and manner at all times? Imagine what we could be if we lived each moment of our lives at our personal best.
Now is the right time step up and focus. The reward? Knowing you’re living a life that is gold-en!
photo credit: NBC