The Olympic Games are just a week away and some of the commercials have given me chills and have even made me get all teary eyed. I can remember watching The Olympics when I was a little girl and being blown away by how fast and how strong the athletes were. Like many little girls my favorite was always gymnastics and I would even record (on VHS) the competition, so I could watch it again and again.
I still watch The Olympics in the same way (except sometimes with DVR), shocked and in awe by how hard these athletes work and how hard their families work. The dedication of what it takes to become an Olympic athlete amazes me. I often wonder….
At what exact moment did they make the decision to go after such an incredible goal?
How does someone dedicate that much time, energy and focus into one thing? What drives them?
What really makes someone so determined to get to the top? To be the best in the world?
On the way to the top what do they do when they want to give up? And who was there to encourage them to keep going?
And what does it feel like to have the entire world watching?
These athletes have put in the work to get there and now they need our help to get them to the top and so I will be cheering them on with the #VisaGoWorld global cheer. It’s the cheering that can make all the difference…watch! It’ll give you chills.
I am so excited to get swept away in the spirit of The Olympics and to watch these athletes achieve their dreams! It’s truly inspiring.
It is proof that if you are willing to work hard for something, if you are willing to focus and go after something you CAN make it happen. But just like anything, you can’t do it alone. It’s the support system and the people around you that lift you up and believe in you. The people that are cheering for you can make all the difference in the world.
Are you excited for The Olympics? What about The Olympics gets you excited? Who will you be cheering for?
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Disclosure:I am blogging on behalf of the Visa Go World Olympic Campaign and receive compensation for my time, but the thoughts, words, and promotions on this page are mine, not Visa’s.
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