Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas is coming to TreeHouse this week! I’m enjoying learning more about this courageous and determined young woman.
Courage To Fly
If you could have one superpower, what would you choose and why?
Many of us have wanted to fly.
Watch this video about Gabby learning to fly.
Shawn Johnson was the gold medal winner and the best gymnast on the planet, but within three years of winning gold she retired because of a knee injury. I don’t know about you, but when I really care about something but I can’t do it I can be very pouty.
I admire Shawn Johnson. She’s honest. Shawn said that she feels, “jealous and envious that Gabby can compete, but she helps anyway.” I admire that Shawn fights through her feelings to make a caring sacrifice for someone else.
Lots of people say that they sacrifice, but maybe they are only fooling themselves. Here are three questions to ask yourself:
1. “Do I really love what I’m doing?”
2. “Am I passionate enough about it to fight past my fears?”
3. “Am I willing to sacrifice enough to say I tried my best?”
Those three things are very easy to say, but very hard to do.
When you have those three things, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish, I think you’re going to respect yourself.
Self respect is important, but it often requires commitment. Gabby said, “I have to suck it up and put on my big-girl pants.”
What does she mean by that?
She means real sacrifice is often hard. Sometimes it hurts.
To face difficult decisions requires courage; courage to fly.