Sunday, September 16, 2012

Motivation: Would You Crawl Across The Finish Line?

Today 1 + 1 = 2, because I have 1 question, 1 video and 2 lessons.

Question:

Would you crawl across the finish line?

Video:


Girl Crawls To Finish In Honor Of Coach - Watch more Sports

Lesson #1:

There's a reason why the head coach of this girls cross country team has won 7 state championships.  There's a lot to be said about motivation and influence from watching this video.  You become motivated when the vision and goals become a reflection of who you are.  In other words whether or not you crawl across the finish line depends on what you feel finishing (or not finishing) the race will say about you as a person. 

Lesson #2:

The decision to cross the finish line, no matter what, was a very conscious decision that started far before the race began.  That's evident by the fact that she was dehydrated, disoriented, suffering from light hypothermia from the cold and wet conditions, needed serious medical attention, and not capable of making a rational decision to finish the race yet found a way to finish it anyway.  Reynolds stated that she didn't remember falling, but remembered crossing the finish line.  Her body and mind were clearly telling her to stop, yet her heart was saying something different.  In other words you already know whether you would crawl across the finish line or not.  Don't kid yourself into thinking you can replicate what this girl did.  Chances are that you can't and you won't.

16 year old Holland Reynolds is the best runner on her University High School cross country team and this effort helped them to win another State Championship.

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