Seek to Become, Not to Avoid

As I watched the Olympics a few weeks ago, I realized something about our reasons for living life the way we do.

Think about this for a moment. That figure skater, or speed skater, or slalom skier or whoever else you watched during the Olympics most likely didn’t get there by thinking things like “I should start ice skating so I don’t get fat.” We always see the commercials of them starting from such a young age. Their dream was never about what they wanted to avoid. The best athletes in the world were always more focused on what they wanted to become.