How Champions are Made
By Steve Goodier
Have you noticed that we usually do what we want to do?
On the day following a disaster drill, an employee made this comment in the Long
Beach (California) Veteran's Administration Hospital. No kidding. The employee
said, "We emptied the place in six minutes and that was pretty good, until
quitting time at 4:30 when everybody got out of the building in three minutes."
English thinker and politician John Burns said, "The tragedy of (most people) is
the poverty of their desires." The poverty of desire may still be the greatest
kind of poverty we face worldwide. Most of us could do, have or even be
practically anything if we simply wanted it enough.
Consider Robert Louis Stevenson. He conceived the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde one night when he couldn't sleep. Though bedridden with advanced
tuberculosis, he wrote the whole book in three days, rarely pausing. Then,
dissatisfied with the first draft, he tore it up and rewrote it in three more
days! It was an unbelievable feat - he set down 64,000 words in six days; more
than 10,000 words a day. Just 1,000 words a day for an accomplished writer of
fiction is considered average.
I've heard it said: "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from
something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."
What we will accomplish is limited only by our desire. And without it, we will
forever live in poverty, regardless of how much we own.
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