Saturday, July 09, 2005

This morning I watched "Beyond The Glory". This is a show that features the lives of athletes, and how they have overcame an obstacle to attain success in their endeavors. I thiink it is on the Fox Sports Network. Today was Pete Sampras, and is a good story on how setbacks in life can turn into something massively positive. We tend to idolize athletes, but tend to ignore the price they are paying to be "on top of their game". Tiger didn't just wake up and decide to be a great golfer. Pete didn't decide on a Thursday morning as a kid to play great tennis for the next 14 years. Coach K didn't decide in a moment that he will be one of the best coaches on the planet. It takes preperation and hard work.

I remember hearing a quote from Slammin' Sammy Snead. Evidently people were always referring to his golfing as "natural". He indicated that people just see the finished result on Sunday, and don't understand how many long hours of practice it took for his swing to look "natural".

I believe we are all born with God-given qualities and tendencies that will allow us to massively succeed in different areas of our lives. It may not be tennis, golf, basketball, or leading men/women. It does and will take hard work and effort to find this success. After all, as Geri says, success isn't just being at the right place at the right time. If you are like me, and hunger for more successes in life, I suggest to start praying and doing. After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. My first step today will be to start peeling off wallpaper in Benny's room. It won't make for a good episode of Beyond The Glory on TV, but it sure will in this house.

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