Have you been watching the Olympic Games? I have been passionate about sport all my life, so I have watched a fair amount of these Peak Performers in action. I feel certain that all of these world class participants, gave it their BEST SHOT. Unfortunately only those who win a gold, silver or bronze medal, get to stand on the podium. Last night I was watching the final of the 3 meter diving contest. Two Chinese divers came first and second. The one whose final dive earned him the gold medal, just burst into tears. I am sure that these dedicated performers are so psyched up mentally, emotionally and physically, that their feelings just come pouring out when they have finished performing. One athlete tripped over the hurdle close to the end of the race and she just lay sobbing on the track. Emotions can be linked to both happiness and sadness. We have had a lot of drama lately in South Africa, where I live. Unrest and destruction have brought a lot of suffering. During these chaotic times, there is a lot of bad / sad news. When Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won a gold medal in the 200 meters breaststroke, we all celebrated. The celebration intensified when we realised that she had actually set a new world record. She also won a silver medal in the 100 meter breaststroke.
I returned from Zambia 18 days ago. I was on the Kansanshi Mine for 3 weeks working with the Graduates and Hygiene Team Members. The focus of my work was around Personal Mastery, Powerful Presentations, Problem Solving and The Power of Teamwork. After having had no work for more than 15 months, I was so grateful to eventually get some work. I spent more than 750 hours in 2020 developing AWG Online, but never received a cent. The AWG Online site (www.alanglover.co.za) was launched in March 2021, so I hope that it will start to generate some income. It is rather stressful travelling into Africa during these covid times. Like life, all these covid tests are so unpredictable. Thankfully I passed all my covid tests and was grateful to arrive safely back in Port Elizabeth.
During the Personal Mastery programme that I facilitated in Zambia, there was a section on Giving Life Your Best Shot. I asked the group why anybody would want to give life their best shot. People often struggle to give me the answers, but I do get a few responses. The answers below are the ones that appear in the course notes that I compiled. They are…….
- Helps a person to achieve a higher level of SUCCESS.
- There will be FEWER REGRETS.
- People will MAXIMISE more of their POTENTIAL.
- Be a ROLE MODEL to others.
- Make yourself and those who have invested in you PROUD.
- Have a deeper sense of ACHIEVEMENT.
I could write a lot more about this topic, but blogs are not meant to be too long. How are you doing when it comes to ‘Giving Life Your Best Shot?’ All of the best with your future journey.