The Olympics are so incredibly inspiring. When I was younger and went to the local ice rink at the local park in Western New York, with each twirl I mastered, my dreams of becoming an Olympic skater increased as I attempted a 360 Hamill-Camel. That was just a dream, but I can apply what I learned by watching the Olympics this year to my personal and business dreams, ideas, and goals.
With the closing ceremonies I pondered who really stood out and opened the door for me. Many athletes were outstanding and inspirational, but one in particular has made an indelible impression, none other than Oksana Chusovitina. While she may be the oldest female gymnast, her drive and determination is renewed every time she steps on to the mat. The words she said resonated with me and I hope they do the same for you. “I think when someone has a purpose and is determined, then anything is possible.”
Your heart is one of the top five biggest organs in your body, so start with that. Find your purpose by looking inside your heart and then go from that point forward. That may necessitate a larger zen moment for you to figure out. The rest of the sentence speaks for itself. When you fall down, get back up. How resilient are you? When you possess drive and determination, then anything really is possible. What is also amazing is that Oksana’s son battled leukemia, but she kept going forward and continuing with her drive, determination, focus and resilience. In closing, never, ever stop dreaming. No matter how old you are, I hope you keep your dreams young.