Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer-Olympics have been re-scheduled (tentatively) to August 23, 2021, in Tokyo. Watching the Olympic athletes is a real thrill. These remarkable people captivate and impress us as we watch them compete with other athletes for global supremacy, each at the top of their game! I enjoy watching athletes at the prime of their careers who have honed their lifestyles into years of training for one particular sole event. For some, that event only lasts seconds!
Winning a medal is an achievement in anyone’s life, but when that medal represents championing over the greatest athletes on the Blue Planet, that is glory!
To qualify for the Olympic games takes grueling day-in-day-out disciplines and strenuous years of training. One thing these athletes share is a passionate vision. They all have a dream, envisioning themselves as the next winner. Even if they never actually win a medal, many never relinquish the hunger for winning—that spine-deep, winning mindset.
It is the blazing dream of the Olympic athlete that fuels their appetite for “the gold.” It fastens and persuades them to stay locked-into a challenging career track for years.
The Book of Proverbs says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,”; and as an old saying goes, “If we aim at nothing, we will hit the mark every time”!
Having a target and a goal is essential for anything worthwhile that we undertake in our lives, but especially when it comes to our business endeavors. Where do we want to be financially in one year or five years up the road? What about ten years from today? What do we want to accomplish with our business revenue? What values do we want the company to stand for? These are all essential questions about our future vision and goals.
When looking at successful athletes’ mental skills, one of the essential skills is to dream big. Goals and dreams are the train tracks that keep us determined, dedicated, and self-disciplined.
“Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks, and it’s free, but it can’t go anywhere.” ~Zig Ziglar
Below are quotes about the power of dreams from two prominent gold medal winners.
“We all have dreams. But to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens, four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and three-time gold medalist.
When considering my dreams and goals for my future businesses, I read some fundamentals that successful people have shared regarding how they attained their goals.
The list below is from Thriveglobal.com:
Eight ways highly successful people set and achieve goals.
1 They visualize their future ideal future. In other words, they dream big!
2 They know what they want to achieve. They have a vision of where they want to be one year, five years, and ten years down the road.
3 They write down their goals. When they have them written down, they can refer back to them and always remember where they are going. Those are the train tracks.
4 They set clear deadlines and measurements. They don’t just say I will get to it when I get to it.
5 They hold themselves accountable. For those working from home, this is especially important. These people make a work schedule for every day and stick to it.
6 They take big goals and break them down. They know that they can’t accomplish everything all at once. They make small steps every day towards their goal. An elephant can only be eaten one bite at a time!
7 They own their future. They take responsibility for their own business. They don’t just always rely on others to make it happen for them.
8 They use goals for every area of their life. They set goals not just for business but also for relationships, health, and personal growth.
“People don’t determine their future. They determine their habits, which determine their future”. – John Maxwell
Don’t’ look outside of yourself to maintain the fire and hunger for your goals. Reading through the list above, isn’t it interesting that not one sentence mentions co-dependency on others for keeping the vision alive and active? Others can encourage and mentor for a time, but you are the sole keeper of the fire! Your tenacity to reel-in your thought-life and daily habits will make you what you can be in the prosperous potential that Compumatrix sets before you! Let’s cheer one another onward.
The Finishing Line is in sight!