Anyone Can Fall Down, But It Takes a Winner to Keep Going.
Don’t you love the Olympics!?! We love watching all of the athletes as well as hearing the backstories. They all work so hard and make so many sacrifices.
One event we were watching this weekend...cross-country skiing...offered a lesson that even the non-athletes among us could use.
That alone is noteworthy, but he did it after he fell in the first few seconds. Two of his competitors fell on top of him as well. Krueger had lost 15 seconds (in a race where seconds count) and broken a ski pole. (a coach was able to give him a new pole.)
Krueger not only picked himself up, he kept going, one lap at a time.
Haven’t we all had days like this where we had high hopes for whatever we set out to do? And then something happens that causes us to have to take a step back or makes it difficult for us to continue where we were going.
I know I have. Sometimes you want to just turn around and go back.
Krueger decided he needed to…
Take one lap at a time
Keep negative thoughts away.
“I was last, so I had to start the race again and switch focus just to catch up with everyone. When I did it I said to myself: ‘OK, take one lap, two laps, three laps and just get into it again, and try to do it on the final lap’.