It is profoundly meaningful! A father projecting the discontent of his life to derail his son's quest for NBA greatness! It is so true that the more we learn, the more jaded we become, and the further away we get from that which is genuinely important to us.
The Third Rule of AWESOMENESS is: Every opinion is only an effort to curtail your unique motivation
I remember an interview with Tiger Woods (pre-whores) before his first professional tournament. A reporter asked him what he felt would be a respectable finish in the tournament...he replied:
- the snide group of reporters laughed for 10 seconds and looked up from their note pads to see a look of complete focus in the young man's eyes.
You may have read my posting on ReThinkHR.Org regarding Kyle Dake - the 'true' freshman who impossibly won an NCAA wrestling championship. When asked how he felt about his previously determined impossible achievement, he commented:
I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT I DIDN'T FINISH THE SEASON UNDEFEATED!
Let it be known that our greatest opponent is ourselves!
In any organization there will be a standard for greatness....it can never be capped. Why not recreate the standard yourself ? The first step to doing it is ignoring everyone who advises you what is not possible.
The Human Psyche is infinitely complex. There are a million places we can go with our thoughts and those thoughts then create our reality. Unfortunately, we humans are lemmings...tell me what is possible and I will set up a plan to get there.
It is time to put aside convention, to stop listening to those who's time has come and gone, to be aware that only one's own regret allows them to grab you by the collar and tell you to slow down.
Run through the halls, run over those in your way, let no one hold you back...you are bound by nothing! Nothing is impossible!
ONLY YOU CAN CREATE WHAT IS POSSIBLE!
"There are two pains in life; the pain of discipline and the pain of regret"
- Russ Hellickson, Ohio State Wrestling Coach
Don't Forget to Remember!