Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Heart To Heart: Go For The Gold

In the midst of Olympics season, it would only be befitting that our Heart to Heart segment focuses on sportsmanship. However, we've come to find that "going for the gold" is something that can be applied to more than just being the fattest runner on the track, or the most skilled gymnast on the matt.

No matter what area it is in your life, be it your appearance, finances, education, profession, or romance...don't settle for less than the best. And that doesn't necessarily mean the highest paying job, the most expensive outfit, the best looking man at the club, or countless amounts of degrees...it's about trying to be the best you that you can possibly be, and only accepting things and people into your life that contributes to your growth.

Some of the best athletes know that their biggest competition is themselves, because they know at the end of the day, they dictate their own performance. You could be your own worst enemy, you could constantly compare yourself others, you could psyche yourself out...or you can decide in your mind that you are going to win before you even enter the field.

So if you're going to win...why not win big? A mediocre effort won't get the medal, but if you give it your all....you never know, you just might get the gold.

Good luck in all of your endeavors lovelies. The ladies of VB wish you nothing but your blue best :-)


Karen said...

So true. Thanks, girls!

yummy411 said...

wow i was just reading something like this just yesterday.. it was play to win, don't play to not lose. when you play not to lose you've already lost by not doing your best. an example the person gave was when a mother warns their child constantly about the dangers of something, she's teaching them to play not to lose.. creating a child/adult that won't take risks, etc... some other good points, but this is right in line with all of that. thanks!

Askmewhats said...

aww thanks for the lovely post! very inspiring! so true, when you do something, go for the best! Win or lose, you know where you stand as you are fighting not only to others but to yourself..you want to push yourself to the limit and see where your restrictions are :)

B said...

What a beautiful message, VB! I've gotten so much inspiration just by watching the Olympics.


good point