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Pack Light!

Picture this, you’re standing at your door of opportunity knocking and it opens.   Then you try to step forward into the door but you cant fit through because of all of your excess baggage. Do you let it go or turn and run in the other direction?

Here’s a piece of elementary advice:

STOP!!!

DROP it!!

ROLL on through!

“Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction”     –Plato

Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas and her mother share their awe inspiring journey towards actualizing Gabby’s dreams of becoming a world class gymnast.

Letting go of Gabrielle was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life but it’s now one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever gotten to experience in my life,” Hawkins said. “There’s no greater joy than for a parent to see their child reach their dream.” 

Do’s & Don’t’s…to packing for your journey

      • Do…pack all the tools and resources you will need to acheive your goal
      • Dont…pack things (tangible/intangible) that will cause you to lose focus
      • Do…pack SWANS, Don’t pack UGLY DUCKLINGS (See Previous Post: I’ve Got To Find My Own Bird)

 

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Contributing Artist: KM

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London verses Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony


I watched the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony with much anticipation. However, I must admit that I turned the TV off when the smokestacks emerged marking the transformation from pastoral to industrial. #BORED!

Unlike the awesome (and a bit terrifying) display of synchronized drumming and acrobatics from the Beijing games in 2008, that attempted to symbolize the entire Chinese industrial economy, there was no obvious talent or social organization in the London mob. The overwhelming feeling was of a desperate mediocrity. And it was boring. FORBES

 

However, when I watched the Beijing Opening Ceremony I was awe-inspired and could not remove myself from the television.

 The Opening Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games has by far been my favorite. The countdown in fireworks alone was fantastic. Fireworks of course have been around for centuries, but their use at the Beijing Opening Ceremony seemed magical. That, along with the overall lighting and color, made the whole event beautiful and exciting. I can’t remember any other Opening Ceremony that moved me so.   YAHOO SPORTS

I don’t seek to discredit the hard work of the London Olympics organizers and performers. Congratulations to everyone involved in the ceremony.

You all have earned a smiley face, thumbs up, and gold star for showing up!

 

 

 

 

My point is 

“Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better.” Benjamin E. Mays

 

And the Chinese did just that! (Click this link the view in top quality)

 


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The Olympian that Defied All Odds


 Talk about relentless determination!

 

Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan endured countless injuries and hardships that could have derailed his Olympic dreams and his ability to walk.

“Doctors told me, stop thinking about your crazy dreams because you’ll never walk again and you must accept that it’s over for you,” Behan said. “But I just kept saying: ‘No, no, no — this is not the rest of my life. This is not how it’s going to play out.’ And look at me now, an Olympian. They said it was impossible, but I did it.”

Doctors warned him that the damaged nerves might never regenerate. A psychiatrist told him to prepare him for life in a wheelchair. They were wrong.

Keep your FAITH and speak it into EXISTENCE no matter what others say.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 18:21 AMP

“He kept telling the doctors, ‘I can walk — tell them, Mom, that I can walk,’ and my heart was breaking,” she said. “I’d go to the car park and cry my eyes out, then walk back and say: ‘Yes, Kieran, you can do this. We can do this. I believe you, son.’ ”

Bernie Behan backed her son up and nurtured his faith. I love that she removed herself, released her emotions, then returned with energy of support.

“I felt like I was in a fairy tale when I got here,” he said of the London Games. “All I could think about was: ‘Is this a dream? Tell me this really happening.’ ”

Behan is competing in the vault, the horizontal bar and his specialty, the floor exercise, but is not fooling himself into thinking he could win a medal — or even make the finals. He just hopes his tale might inspire others to overcome hardship, whether it is in sports, at work or at home.

Still, he struggled to explain why he has been so resilient.

“I think it’s probably just in my blood,” he said. “I was just born to do this.”

Resiliency is in your blood too! You were born with it in your DNA. It’s your birthright to live an abundant life.

Kieran teaches us that RESILIENCY pays off.

NEVER GIVE UP!

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