How inspired are you by watching the Winter Olympics?
What a thrill to see the moguls skiers come down the slope so fast it seems as if the screen must be on fast-forward. Smoking fast, the commentator says.
We figured, without hearing the commentator say it, that these skiers are “on the edge of out of control.”
You have to acknowledge the perseverance of the athletes, as well as honor the pain and monotony they’ve endured in order to meet their goal or just to compete.
U.S. moguls skier Hannah Kearney said that she had consciously thought about the difference between delivering a performance that would give her a silver medal and one that would give her the gold. Talk about focusing and being in the zone!
And how thrilling was it to see the support of Canadians of their countryman Alexandre Bilodeau as he won the gold medal in men’s moguls?
Inspirational, isn’t it?
Nobody is going to tell me I’m smoking fast, but a dissertation coaching client who had finished a smoking-hot Dissertation Boot Camp told me, ‘You’re very good at what you do.”
How great is that? It’s terrific to help someone be smoking-hot.
Back to the Olympics! Be inspired!
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Nancy Whichard, PhD, PCC
Your International Dissertation Coach and Academic Career Coach