The overwhelming takeaway from the London 2012 Olympics for me, has been the way so many people have been inspired by watching the athletes compete. Seeing people who have dedicated lifetimes of practice, isolation and focus is such a powerful motivation. My friend described how he threw on his shoes and went for a run after seeing Mo Farah win two gold medals, smashing his personal best. Others have described how they’ve taken up some of the niche sports they’ve watched. Many of these athletes we see took inspiration from athletes of the past, made small steps, made themselves a commitment, achieved something great, then paved the way for the ones of the future.
However, the problem with being inspired by an end result, is that the effects peter out over time if you don’t continually tend towards making it happen. However small those steps are, the momentum is often the most important factor.
People have been known to write a Bucket List (a list of X number of things to do before they die). I found, the problem with just writing a Bucket List, is that it typically gets written once, gets tucked away in a draw and represents a list of things from one point in time.
Here’s my version, that’s fun and effective that I’d like to share…