Your Very Best

...one skater stood out way up above the others and received the gold medal.

…one skater stood out way up above the others and received the gold medal.

I was watching the finals of the women’s figure skating competition of the Vancouver Olympics on TV and  one skater after another performed at a higher level than they had ever achieved in their lifetime of competition. Wow!  What a thrill it was for me watching this happen.  Of course, one skater stood out way up above the others and received the gold medal.  When is the last time you did something that could be measured that way and you knew in your heart that it was your very best performance?  Of course, you have to have some luck and the gods have to smile on you that day.  It is so easy to choke up or let your doubt get in the way.  It might just be a presentation you make for your boss; it could be a memo you wrote or a phone call that resulted in a really positive result.  There is a price to be paid to achieve such a feeling. The road to excellence is not an easy one but the rewards cannot be measured in dollars or awards or applause or plaudits, no, it is something you cannot see, it is a feeling that makes your soar inside knowing that you did your very best. – Art Fettig

2 thoughts on “Your Very Best

  1. i love to Figure Skate, and this has been my favorite sport ever since i was a kid.

  2. While our eveyday “moments” may never amount to a “gold medal”, we all know when we did our very best. I believe it is intrinsic to our being to go for those “moments” just like we know we did our “very worst” on another day. We need to (pun intended) stop skating through life…

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