Do you have the grit to accomplish your goals?

Here I am in Boston the day after the marathon and just so amazed at the grit and determination of the amazing runners who completed that marathon yesterday!

Over 32,000 runners in the marathon and the temperature started out at about 38 degrees and was anywhere between 38 and 45 degrees with an inch and a half of rain pelting them. I can tell you being a spectator it was overwhelming just to be out there in that cold and the rain pounding on you, so I can only imagine how it felt for these runners. Just amazing that they were able to go after their goal despite the conditions. They certainly don't let the weather set their opportunity to accomplish their goals.

There are so many lessons learned.  One is that we got to see our friend two times during the race and what I noticed in those two times was that her energy lifted. One of the things that my hope was for others was that they would be supporting our friend when she didn't get the opportunity to see us and also in that same vein being able to stick my hand out and just say “hey you're doing a great job” and seeing the energy!

 

The number of runners who thanked us for being out there was enormous. It is just amazing the energy of people when you’re collectively working towards the same goal to see the energy shift and today seeing the runners hobble along as they’re recovering. Their bodies healing from that incredible distance.  Just amazing to be in the energy of them and seeing really top performers going after their goals.

Lessons learned are - ask for help! - It is awesome to see how many runners would say as they're running, raise their arms and say “hey you’re helping, thank you for being here!” Just many many lessons of how people accomplish their goal by paying attention to those who are supporting them, asking for help, and keeping the grit going as you go along.

Where in your life do you have an opportunity to ask for help, have grit to carry on, and allow others to help support you with those challenging times?

 

What communities are making the greatest impact in your life?

What communities are you part of?

I’m here in Boston a few days before the Boston Marathon, as they call it - Boston Marathon weekend.

There’s was a 5k race that just took place here in the Boston Commons. It is really amazing, no matter what is your passion in life, there are usually others who share it with you. People really thrive in community. For me, there are multiple communities that I love being a part of.

More importantly, what communities are bonding you together?

 

Here we had over 10,000 runners who came together to share their passion for running and also to see how their progress has been over the year. Here at the Boston Marathon there are several different events that bring people with a united passion together and create a community.

What are the communities that are making the greatest impact in your life?

Please share in the comments below!

How Do You Celebrate Others?

How do you celebrate those that are special in your life?

I’m very fortunate to be here in Boston with our friend Cindy Mason who has qualified for the Boston Marathon and she and over 30,000 people will be running this highly elite race.

It is just extraordinary, the energy in the air and people are coming from all over the world to be able to run this race. It was awesome yesterday checking into the expo, seeing everybody coming together and just the pride in the people who have qualified. Walking around the city people are running and just a tremendous amount of energy to celebrate their success.

I’m delighted to be here to notice the hard work that my friend has put in to transition her body from an Ironman to now a marathoner for the Boston Marathon.

My challenge for you is -

How do celebrate those who are special in your life?

How do you notice them?  

How do you let them know that you see the hard work and achievement that they have done?

It’s amazing the amount energy you receive when you celebrate others.

In the comments below I’d love to hear what you do to celebrate those that are special in your life!

What Are The Anchors That Drive You?

I’m here at the Boston Commons, the oldest park in the U.S. There are 3 statues that I’m passing and the statues were based on the Puritan culture, which was on learning, on industry, and on religion or spirituality. 

Today that’s still a common thing that drives people is a connection with a higher power, continuous learning, and an opportunity to be able to make an impact in the world, however you define industry or work.

I’m just circling around here at the Boston Commons, just to kind of see as you think about what’s important in your life, what are the things that anchor you? 

For the Puritans is was learning, industry, and religion or spirituality. What are the anchors that you have? 

It’s really interesting because those anchors are what drive us and keep us guided if we’re on track or off track as we look at things. 

If you have clarity on what your anchors are that keep you moving forward, I’d love the hear that in the comments below!

What are the natural beauties that you’ve noticed in your environment?

I’m really excited to be here on Oahu, in Hawaii, overlooking the Honolulu Bay!

One of the things that I love to look into are fish tanks. They are so relaxing and so energizing!

Here, we are at one of nature’s most beautiful fish tanks on Honolulu Bay. It has amazing reefs down below and it really captures so much amazing marine life. There are so many things in nature that are amazing gifts and art that are created right before our eyes, but we’re so busy at times in life that we don’t take the time to enjoy the natural beauty around us.

As we look into this natural amazing opportunity for us to capture fish, and color, and coral, and the reef, and the crater that’s formed here. There’s just so many amazing things in nature for us to grab on to every day, but do we take the time to do it?

So my challenge for you is when you are built up in the stress of your day and are just really frustrated and you just need some time for a re-charge. Take 15 minutes and go for a walk and see what are the many gifts that nature has to offer you.

What I’d love to hear in the comments below:

What are the natural beauties that you’ve noticed in your environment?