Uncover Your Gold

If you were to be given a gold medal for something, anything, in your life—what would you like it to be awarded to you for?
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The Winter Olympics show the world what dedication, hard work, choice, and talent can bring forth in the athletes’ performances. Watching the Olympics, we see only a small part of what must surely add up to the 10,000 hours experts say creates excellence in any field. 
Think for a moment: what have you done for 10,000 hours that creates excellence within you? That’s roughly 418 days. If you’re 30 years old, that’s less than 4% of your life; and if you’re 60, it’s less than 2% of your life.
Over the course of your life, think of how many hours you may have:
  • consoled or listened deeply
  • been a caring friend
  • read or listened to books that elevated your life
  • walked in nature
  • created loving environments
  • cooked or ate healthy food
  • problem-solved your way through challenging situations
  • shared, laughed, sang, danced
  • searched for meaning
  • created art, music, or beauty in some form
  • stayed consciously aware
  • lived with intention
  • been kind, chosen love
  • forgiven
  • add your own…
It’s easy and somewhat of a personal pastime for some of us to look at the areas of our lives in which we think we fall short. I find myself doing that too—and then use inner awareness
(V-Attitudes #1, #2, and #3) to snap myself back to what’s real and true.
Okay, so up on the podium you go! Claim your gold medal of excellence for a part of your life in which you excel. Our collective good energy adds to sweetness in our world. Let’s do this together. Go Team Venerable!
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