I was watching Shawn White last night and I was just amazed. My Facebook post this morning was “Shawn White can bend space and time.” The guy is absolutely amazing. He deserves everything that he gets.
The reason I bring this up is to talk about what you can achieve when you are persistent. Shawn White has dominated the sport of snowboarding. He has his own video games, movies, clothing and more. So obviously, he is quite comfortable financially.
But what I want to focus on is more than that. Last night, Shawn White had the gold in the bag. He could have literally fallen over and over again until he crossed the finish line and walked away with his second gold medal. Instead, he chose to pursue one of the greatest achievements of all. He showed everyone watching what they could aspire to. He jumped higher and spun faster than everyone else. He performed a trick that no one has ever done before (and it was spectacular). He advanced his sport. He improved Americas reputation. He did it for himself, and he did it for all of us.
You can bet that he has worked incredibly hard to be able to do all of this. You can bet that he has had setbacks and frustrations. but powering through them allowed him to be a hero. Anyone out there want to be a hero?