W.I.N. Wednesday: Lessons From Life's Most Powerful Question - Somebody helped you. Who?
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
Last week I talked about the Olympics and challenged you to become Olympic calibre in your personal and professional life.
This week I want to emphasize that the journey to Olympic calibre in sport, business or life is not one you take by yourself. For every athlete that competes in the Olympics there are countless people who helped them get there. There are parents, siblings, spouses, friends, teammates, technical coaches, athletic therapists, sponsors, massage therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, medical doctors, chiropractors, sports psychologists, equipment managers, travel agents, and team logistics people. This list does not cover everyone and did not even mention the people who maintain the event facilities and run the competitive events as well as the officials at all levels of competition.
At the Oscars they have to limit the winners to a very short acceptance speech or they would go on for hours thanking all the people who helped them reach the pinnacle of their career and win that award.
The same applies to you. Regardless of what you have accomplished in life there are scores of people who helped you get there. Who are they? Do you understand and acknowledge the role they played in your success? Have you ever thanked them for what they have done to help you succeed?
What's Important Now? Stay Humble. Stay hungry. Always remember the words of Althea Gibson, "No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." and reach out to say thank you.
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