Lately I have been at lost for words. Trying to find the right words are not always easy to come by. After watching the Oscar’s this weekend, I became motivated. You may be wondering how in the world the Oscars motivated me in a running sense. That is a very good question. But it comes down to my favorite quote, “Every Passion Has Its Destiny”(Billy Mills).
These actors, actresses, producers, make-up artists, screen writers, and various others work their “tail ends” off to become nominated for the prestigious award, the OSCAR. Many will be nominated for an award for several years and may never receive the ultimate title of “Best Actor”. Then there comes a time, after years and years of struggling to make dreams come true when the actor or actress unexcitingly receives their prize. Let’s take Anne Hathaway as an example; several years ago she was staring in cute films about princesses and fairytales. However, recently she scored a major role in the Hollywood Hit, Les Misérables. 12 years ago, who would have thought Anne Hathaway could have a chance at obtaining the Ultimate price? Last night, she won an Oscar. My point to all of this gibberish is that you may have to work very hard for a long time in order to become successful. Also, many people will doubt your ability. Most people do not wake up one day on top of the world. It takes time to reach such high standings. You have to start somewhere. It may be at the bottom of the totem pole, but if you stick to your goals, the only thing waiting for you at the finish line it is the accomplishment you are vying for.
When you find something you want to work for, you have to put in every ounce of energy into attaining the goal. You have to want it so badly. You have to be willing to make sacrifices and good judgments in order to be accomplished. If your passion is running, it will lead you somewhere, whether it is on the Olympic Podium or obtaining the gut wrenching PR, you will reach your destiny as long as you stick to whatever it is that you are striving towards.
Keep working hard. It all has only just begun!