Most of us sat glued to our television screens every day of the recent London Olympics, staying up late to cheer on any USA athlete. We learned biographies about the individual athletes and the difficulties they overcame to be able to compete on the Olympic stage. When one of our own would win a medal, any medal, we intrinsically felt the pride of the victory. What most people do not realize is just how much time and energy each Olympic athlete sacrificed in order to make the Olympic team in his/her sport.
The average Olympian worked 4 hours a day, 310 days a year for 6 years in order to even make an Olympic team. That equals 7,440 hours in the gym working hard and putting in the effort before earning the right to compete in London. It was all the work that no one saw that allowed each athlete to excel on the biggest stage of all.
So, if you feel like no one is noticing your hard work today, keep at it. After all, it is the hard work you put in when no one is watching that will allow you to someday achieve your real goals in life.
Have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D