This week we get to witness and enjoy the Summer 2016 Olympics. As they approach, an opportunity presents itself. We get to watch as brilliant, dedicated athletes, culminate in mere moments, the 16, 20, 25 years they have spent to become the best in the world at one thing, to shine on the global stage, if only for 17 days… or 15 seconds as the case may be.
Their next opportunity to prove to themselves and to the world that they’re the best, will come four long years from now.
As I look at that timing, what I see is an opportunity for us, as regular people, to set a vision of goals for ourselves, something that we can focus our energies to become genius at, something we can excel at, something we can share with the world beginning now, culminating by being great at it four years from now.
Maybe it’s to be the absolute best mother and get a gold medal from your children for being the best mom. Maybe it’s being the best CEO and having everyone in your company want to stay and play in your world, in your company, in your vision. Maybe it’s to achieve a body that allows you to painlessly and effortlessly get through your days with joy and wellness. Or perhaps maybe it’s to learn something, to know something so well that you become the expert that people go to when they need information, advice, influence, or help.
So as we watch these athletes culminate years of dedication and training this month, and we get to appreciate all of their sacrifice and hard work, I invite you to really think about who you can be, how you will use your time, and how you can be in a better, more uplifted place in 2020. If you want, let’s check in in 2018 at the Winter Olympics and use that as the 1/2 way point of getting there. Go team USA!