They say that if you want to bake a cake you have to break eggs. In other words you have to prepare if you want to make something beautiful. The end goal is to have a cake that is skilfully decorated and tasty too. Others will eat it and say Mmmm or yum.They will complement you on your baking skills and that will be your gold medal; but they won’t see your preparation, the special trip you made to the shop to get all the ingredients. Some times when you bake the cake it goes flat and you may have to start all over again, it takes a delicate balance of all the ingredients to create the end product.
What is your internal struggle and what preparations are you making. All battles require strategies if you are to win. Just because you are involved in a struggle, it doesn’t make you a victim, it may be what makes you, who you are. The struggle to lose weight, the struggle against addiction, these are all familiar struggles for some people and it all begins in the mind. Professionals will tell you that with all struggles you have to first of all recognise that there is a problem and then you can begin to resolve it. Everything requires preparation and practise before we can get to that winning moment.
“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”
Jesse Owens:12th September (Athlete)