Sunday, July 5, 2009

And the winner is...

So, Roger Federer won Wimbledon, acquiring his record 15th Grand Slam.

As an observer of such an event, I find myself wondering what exactly is takes to become the kind of person who is able to compete so heavily, unwavering in his determination. How does one become that kind of champion? How do you put in that kind of fight?

In a previous post on one of my other blogs, A Really Good Day, I asked: What if you were the arbiter of your own destiny?

What is it they know that the rest of us don't?

It's funny. After watching something like this, you almost get a burst of energy from the performance. You want to be something great like that. You want to be one of those people who champion above what is considered impossible. But after a few days or a few hours, that energy fades, and you return to the everyday experience.

The problem is maintaining that experience of excitement. What can you do to renew that feeling, pushing you towards all those rewards that you seek?

Perhaps what champions like Federer have that many don't is this in-training mindset, this constantly looking to improve, this constant training. Can I strive to live in this way? Can I become the kind of champion in my own life that winners of competitions like Wimbledon do?

Another one of those moments filled with things that make you go "Hmmmm."

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