Olympic Athletes Set Standard of Excellence

Home Builder with Artisan Custom Estates

I always enjoy the Olympic games, but watching the athletes perform this year has truly been inspirational.  The standard of excellence that these young men and women continue to acheive is exceptional. 

I've always been a huge sports fan, and in a day and age where many athletes are almost solely motivated by the scale of their oversized paycheck, it's so refreshing to see athletic competition motivated by the love of country and the love of sport.

What is especially impressive to me is the work ethic and dedication these athletes have to their sport and their craft.  For three years and eleven months between the games, it's requires a tireless focus to qualify for the opportunity to compete on the Olympic stage, with little to no media attention. 

Much moreso than the pursuit of wealth - it's the pursuit of excellence.  The tangible monetary rewards received by such pursuits may be less than those acheived in the big money sports, but the ultimate reward of leading a life grounded in the pursuit of excellence is indeed a life enriched.

For anyone who aspires to reach the top of their profession in real estate - draw strength and inspiration from what you see from these athletes during this fortnight.  It's a special opportunity to witness excellence first hand and consider how to deploy those same pursuits into how you approach life and your profession every day.



Comments (4)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Excellent post!     It is about daily committment and a standard of excellence, which suddenly arrives at success.    

Aug 17, 2008 04:31 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

In sports, and business, If you do what others won't, you will have what others don't :)

great post  - we are getting motivated more just by watching the tenacity and drive of our Olympians!



Aug 19, 2008 03:17 AM
Artisan Custom Estates
Artisan Custom Estates - Alpharetta, GA

Li - Thanks for stopping by!  Your point about daily commitment is right on the mark!

Aug 19, 2008 11:32 PM
Artisan Custom Estates
Artisan Custom Estates - Alpharetta, GA

Jeff & Grace - You are exactly right!  And I love the quote - very well said.

Aug 19, 2008 11:33 PM