18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Power of the Little Things

It’s strange how something so small can be so meaningful. Holding your head up, who would of thought. I don’t mean the term “hold your head up” I mean the physical act of holding ones head up. Picking your chin up when you are down. If you are feeling mentally, emotionally or physically defeated you will notice that you are looking at the ground. You don’t pick your head up to speak to people, look forward, or have positive focus on the future. You have to catch yourself doing it. It could be a hard emotional day, it could be a workout that is kicking your ass, it could be your work, or your studies, you’ll notice now, you will be looking down. Pick your head up, it is a demonstration of confidence. It is an announcement to the world that you cannot be broken. It is the switch that flips your state of being from the path of defeat to the path of triumph.
Your head should be up, between intervals, before an exam, a business meeting, a date, an interview, after a race, a workout, a fight, or a loss, when you get out of bed, before you go to bed, when you walk out your front door, when you leave work, when you see yourself in the mirror, you get the idea. The term gets thrown around a lot but its roots have great meaning that we often forget, and its practice can help you accomplish amazing things.
If you read this, that is your homework. In any situation, pick your head up and stare at the moment with confidence and supremacy as if it were your enemy. You will radiate energy all around you that states, “I cannot be broken.” 
Such a small physical act, yet, so much power.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Paul for posting this, I needed something like this.