This week with the Olympics in full swing it has made me think about my life. It is inspiring to hear about how hard the athletes train every day. They are vivid examples of perseverance; never giving up in spite of difficulty and or opposition. Without the ability,, drive and desire to persevere not one of those athletes would have made it to the Olympics. They model for all of us what it means to focus and live in the now. What it means to want something so bad that you can almost taste it. They bring to life the reality of the mantra ‘Believe in yourself’. It’s easy to believe in yourself when things are going well, but when things are falling apart it is much harder. What in my life am I that dedicated to? What do I give 110 percent to in my life?
Sometimes I feel like I am walking on a Balance Beam the balance beam of life. A creation in my own imagination, since I am no certainly no gymnast. Life is like walking on a balance beam… As long as you stay focused you can keep your feet landing firmly on the beam, but if you loose focus you can find yourself on the floor. A number of balance checks can shake or even shatter your confidence and break your concentration. There are so many things in life that can shatter your focus; illness, spouses, the work place, children to name just a few.
Life on the Beam requires perseverance, focus, believing, and living in the present.