Friday, May 18, 2012

Going for Gold

All three of my kids are participating on school Track Teams this spring, at the middle school and the high school. And all three of my kids throw shot put. Or "put the shot," as my mother likes to say.

They're good. Not always the best, but good. My eldest hasn't come in first all season because there's a senior on his team who's really-really good. But my boy's only a sophomore. He's got time.

My middle child looks good competing, and loves being part of the team. He shows a lot of heart to go out there every day and try, always believing in his chances.

My daughter is only in sixth grade, and she's placed at every meet she's competed at this spring. Usually coming in second or third, but she also keeps trying for that gold. When she's in eighth grade, she'll be winning. And by high school, look out.

What's my point?

It's not always about winning. It's about the journey - going for the gold doesn't always have to mean you win. The important part is to keep trying. To keep believing in yourself and your chances. To never give in to that little voice that says, "Why bother? I'm not going to win/place/get published anyway."

If you don't try, you'll never win.

If you don't write, you'll never be published.


  1. great moral (and yeah for the girls)

    1. thanks - I can't believe the season is almost over already. The last high school meet is Saturday (unless he makes it to the state tournament, which I don't think he will) and next Tuesday for the middle school.

      summer is almost here ;-)

  2. If you don't try, you won't know and you won't know unless you try! That's a great attitude to instill in your children. I love reading your blog and don't get to it often enough. I have given you an award and you may pick it up here.
    Hope you have a fantastic day. :)

    1. Thanks for visiting Julie B! And thanks for the award!

      I know what you mean about not getting around enough ;-) I try my best to visit people, and more often than not get interrupted before I can even leave a comment.


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