Watching the Olympics makes me so excited to see the passion, the artistry, the level of achievement, the beauty, strength and capabilities of the human body, the pure emotion of competing and winning. It makes me want to pursue something fully with the passion and discipline that these athletes have. It also brings out a strong desire to win at something. At the very least, it inspires me to want to do my best at whatever it is that I do, big or small.
The Olympics also remind me that you're never too old to pursue your dreams. A 33 year old gymnast won silver on the vault. A 38 year old won the gold in the women's marathon. A 34 year old father was still out there diving. Dana Torres (LOVE this woman) 41, kicking ass and winning silver.
There are a lot of things I'd like to accomplish in this life of mine and I tend to put those to the side and get caught up in the day to day activities. Witnessing the dedication, discipline and strength of these athletes inspires me to put a lot more effort into the things I do and the goals I want to achieve.