What makes a world champion?

Emma Snowsill, triple triathlon world champion, stated “I am made of everything to come, not just what has been. WOW! Seriously, WOW!!

Regardless of what our past looks like, many of us choose to remain there. Basking in the glory of a high school championship, lamenting a lost business… the past is the past and does not constitute our whole. Yes, it may be very significant, but so too can be what lies ahead. By holding tightly on to the past we potentially disregard our future as it’s difficult to retain a clear focus driving forward whilst continually glancing into the rear view mirror.

The challenge for each of us is to rationally accept the past – what is done IS done and it cannot be undone or redone. We need to learn from our mistakes, capitalise upon our successes and forgive those who have wronged us. These three keys will launch us into a future of greater promise and expectation.

Often we prefer the past because it is a given. There are no longer any surprises in the past whilst the future is clouded with uncertainty. The question then becomes: do we want a certain past accepting that life is now done or do we step out with a hint of courage to build an even bigger world?


What do you think?