Today I read about the Air Canada flight that was delayed because of the men's Olympic gold metal game. It's never happened before in over seventy years of business. Why did it happen now?
Because of passion, determination and the will to win - only this time it was a terminal full of air travelers. Air travelers who refused to board the plane until that last second of overtime was played. The outcome of the game was out of their hands but yet I'm sure it felt as real as if they were playing on that ice. They were willing to face the possibility of missing their flight and the costs involved with that to see the outcome.
That was determination. More determination than most of us would have in that situation. But for him that might have meant the difference between a paycheque that week or not. Who knew what the stakes were. And how high do the stakes have to be before you quit? What are you willing to give up for something before a dream becomes an unreality?
Me? So far I seem to have given up sleep. You?
Or has all this talk about determination just exhausted you - Maybe a contest is just the thing to get you through the end of the winter blahs. I stumbled across this site just the other day: Books We Love