It's exciting times, y’all! The Olympics are here, and we are gearing up to witness record-breaking, earth-shattering performances from the best of the best. Who doesn't love watching these athletes compete, proving to the world that they are a one-of-a-kind force to be wrecking with. To see humans defy limits, do what most can't is one of the most inspirational, motivational visions to behold!
What is it about watching these superhumans confront gravity, resist the laws of nature, and oppose every single boundary that taunts to define them? Why do we get sucked in, sacrificing sleep and meals not to miss one unrepeatable moment? Could it be the testimony of these athletes sparks a fresh fire within us? Just maybe, the role they play is to reignite us and remind us that there is a superhuman in us all. We just need to tap into it.
Think about it. Have you ever seen a superhero movie where the victor knew from the first scene they had powers to crush the threat of the day? Usually, when we first meet these heroes, they are your average Joe. Nothing extraordinary about their abilities. Then comes the event that changes everything. Peter Parker gets bit by a spider, Bruce Wayne is made an orphan, and Tony Sparks gets kidnapped.
Each of these moments in these heroes' lives activated something buried in their DNA. They discovered a gift and passion that set them apart from every other person on earth. However, it didn't stop at discovery. Oh no. They followed it up with action. The next step was to build and strengthen their unique skill set until arriving at the place of perfection. Creating gadgets, reteaching, and rethinking—training was the order of the day. Before they took on their nemesis, these mighty warriors prepared for the unknown roads ahead. Even Wonder Woman, born an Olympian god, had to train to prepare for her heroic destiny.
These men and women gearing up to represent their countries and strive for a gold finish have done the same. They uncovered an inner talent that could not be quenched. They fed it, cultivated it, and nurtured it through hardcore, ruthless training. They pushed boundaries, broke outside of the box, and moved the finished line just to keep the torture going. There isn't one person we'll watch compete that didn't break themselves in ways we'll never know. That is why they stand where others only dream of being.
How about you? Is it only wishful thinking, or are you daring yourself to go where you haven't gone before? Check the preparation you've been engaged in. Are you training in that safe place for tomorrow's wins or continuing your go when everything says to stop?
Every Olympic event is a reminder that obstacles are meant to be destroyed. Barriers were made to be demolished. This Olympics, let's be more than spectators. Let's be persuaded and driven by these renowned athletes. Walkthrough walls and bring down everything that stands in the way, and let's see how far determination beyond our capacity takes us!