for the gold is what Lindsey Vonn was doing
in the downhill Alpine skiing event at this
year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
achieved her goal and had this to say about
it. "This is everything I wanted and
hoped for. I gave up everything for this."
you find your passion, it's not work, it's
winning isn't only about having passion, it
usually involves a good deal of sacrifice.
About 30 years ago I
saw an interview with a Texas billionaire.
He was asked by a CBS reporter, what advice
he would give to the graduating college seniors
He didn't blink, he
didn't bat an eye, and he didn't hesitate
a nanosecond to respond.
He said, "You have
to do three things. Determine what you want.
Determine what you're willing to sacrifice
to get it. Then just do it."
Most people have the
capacity to dream big, but they lack the will
to sacrifice anything to get what they want.
That's just too bad
and so sad!
Back to Lindsey for
a second. She skied showing no signs of any
discomfort even though she skied with a bruised
Think about these questions
as you watch the Winter Olympics.
How successful do you
really want to become?
What sacrifices are
you ready to make today?
On a daily basis, are
you doing what it takes to do what it takes
to achieve your ultimate success - regardless
what it might be?
Do you have to be twice
as good as your best competitor? I don't think
Here's the proof.
In the women's downhill
event these were the times:
To win you need an edge,
advantage, leg up, nose out, slip by, squeeze
by - and all by the narrowest of margins.
While the margin of
difference between gold and silver is slim
at best, the difference in effort is probably
You have one life to
live, and it's not a dress rehearsal is it?
Why not go for it.
Go for the GOLD!