Ok so with the NFL coming to a close and it looks like the NBA and NASCAR will be ramping up, I want to take this time to say that I have been thoroughly entertained by what has gone on in these arenas. Now as you know these are the mainstream sports but what I am extremely excited about are the upcoming Olympic Games.
The Olympics in my point of view, especially the winter events, are where I find the best stories of overcoming despair and tragedy. I appreciate all sports and to see these tremendous athletes push through the added elements of snow, it is simply inspiring to me.
To be a professional athlete means sacrifice and long-term willingness to push on even if the outcome is unknown or guaranteed. Why would someone put themselves through the agony of constantly having sore muscles and bones? What is it that drives a person to practice shooting a basketball day in and day out? Huh…I wish I knew. I would bottle that stuff up and begin making profits off of it from every shy person in the world. Instant confidence I would call it.
Seriously though, in my time on this Earth I have done a fair amount of research and I can unequivocally tell you with a straight face that “progress breeds inspiration and confidence.” Just like the old saying practice makes perfect, well that is exactly what I am talking about. For me this rang true and I have been a witness to this happening for my children also.
Take basketball as a great example. No one is born being able to drain a tree point shot by simply tossing the ball at the net. No. What does it is the repetition of the action that allows ones body to be able to gauge how much lift and force should be exerted in order for the shot to be made.
Money can buy a lot of things in this world but it cannot buy experience… at least not yet. I am waiting for the day when I can just sit down and get my Matrix style download.
Till next time friends keep pushing and keep fighting.