Author vs Athelete?

The 2010 Olympics are well on their way! Have you taken time to watch? Sadly, I’m not able to view as much as I’d like, but the moments I have stolen I’ve absolutely loved.

And sat in awe marvelling at the time, talent, and sacrifice these folks have invested in their dream.

I know, a favorite topic of novelist bloggers right now is comparing writing to the Olympics. In my mind, I don’t have any where near the fortitude these focused atheletes do, but I’m dedicated to my craft nonetheless.

Back in one of my prior lifetimes, I lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, home of the US Olympic Complex and the US Olympic Training Center.

Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Air Force Academy, NORAD, Focus on the Family and a host of other private, corporate and governmental entities–not to mention a campus of the University of Colorado.

Needless to say, I was surrounded by dedicated people doing the most for their dreams. Focus is the featured element in many outstanding professions, including novel writing.

What can we learn from the examples set by the extraordinary atheletes we watch with anticipation over these two weeks? If your heart’s desire is big enough for you to dream, it’s big enough to sacrifice what it takes to make that dream come true. Don’t get discouraged because potholes develope along the path. Either skirt them or repair them, but don’t let them derail you.

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Heh, heh, heh, I pray it doesn’t come to that, but you never know what life has in mind : )

Start today to make your dreams come true:

  • Set your goals.

  • Work your hardest.

  • Give it your BEST effort.

  • Pray.


Gold is within your reach. Recognize it when you see it.

Blessing to all!

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