“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” Robert Schuller (Pastor, Motivational Speaker & Author)
The Commonwealth Games have attracted large groups of people from all over the world who are spending countless hours watching the skill of people who have a passion for the sport they’re involved in. These athletes are prepared to spend a huge chunk of their lives practising & perfecting their sport to a point where they can at the very least, gain entry to race or play against others in their chosen sport. This level of skill that we may marvel at doesn’t happen overnight. We all know that they’ve probably had to give up something else in pursuit of the excellence they are going to need to achieve their goal. This is called the Law of Sacrifice. In his book, “Working with the Law,” Raymond Holliwell says, “Something always has to be sacrificed for something else.”
It is all about the choices we make in life. We all have the same number of minutes in a day so how are you choosing to spend your minutes? We often label success as the financial achievement, or being recognised in our external environment. However, some will consider the progress they have made with their internal environment as being more of a successful milestone. Stepping up to the mark, may actually be the spectacular achievement for some, the milestones they have reached internally that generate the confidence to partake in the sport called life. Too often we are hearing of those who have found the going too tough, who have chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice, who haven’t felt safe enough to put in the preparation to be the person they want to be. What is the achievement your internal guidance system is nudging you towards? When will ‘now’ be the right time to start taking the preparation steps towards that achievement?
Enjoy your preparation!