This week has been overrun with news of tremendous accomplishments. From the amazing feats of the human body as manifested by 30th Olympiad Games in London to the nail-biting suspense of NASA’s $2.5 billion flagship Mars probe, Curiosity, showcasing the dedication and determination of the human mind.
From my small corner of the world, I look out and marvel at this greatness. I marvel at what the human body and mind can accomplish when the desire to succeed is strong enough. I believe that it isn’t a simple want that generates this strong desire. I believe the desire is born from a need buried deep within the individual. Something essential to the human spirit.
Stretching the competitive muscle is a good thing. We aren’t all Gold medalist. Some us of take the Silver or Bronze or 9th place and on that day we may have achieved our personal best. Sometimes, regardless of our best effort, we crash, even before liftoff. So how do we rise to the greatness that lies within?
We get up when we fall. We heal when we break. We put one foot in front of the other. One breath, followed by the next, builds a life. We live in today and hope for tomorrow.
Each of us is on the path to greatness as only we, within our own parameters, can define it. I must be the one to decide what is my personal best. You decide what is yours. When we reach that place of giving all we can give, we’ll know it in our hearts. Part of my journey is to identify the needs that reveal my deepest desires and nourishes my spirit. All it takes is for me to decide.
How about you? Are you ready to decide? Are you ready for your personal best?