Monday, August 18, 2008

Micheal Phelps: Unifying America In All Ways

Michael Phelps , the supernatural American swimmer who recently won an unprecedented 8 Gold Medals at the Olympic games, has touched more than just the world of sports with his recent accomplishments. As a matter of fact, he's probably done more for our country than most of us can tell at the conscious level.

If you look at the papers, watch the news, what is grabbing our attention on a daily basis? If you look closely, it's all that's wrong with the world. It's all that's wrong with the USA. The media's main focus, is sensationalizing all that is not working for our highest good these days. And the more we see this, unless you have incredible control over what you watch and read, the more you talk about the mess everything has become around us.

The war.

The other war.

The economy, or lack thereof.

The housing slump.


Until Michael hit the pool.

Thank God for Michael.

He gave us a reason to talk about something other than the "crappy country" we live in.

His feat gave us, especially me, a reason to stay up late. Again, and again, and again.

And then when we arrived at work the next day, the very first thing so many of us did was say "Oh man, did you see Michael last night!!!! He was amazing!"

High fives replaced sullen faces around the office at 8am.

And we couldn't wait to see him do it again the very next night.

Thank God for Michael.

He's unified America in a positive way.

He's undoubtedly given thousands of young swimmers a boost to get in the pool earlier and train longer.

Here's Michael Phelps take on what he accomplished through an interview that was printed in hundreds of newspapers across the United states via the Associated Press.

"Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination, and that's something I've learned and something that helped me. "

Simple. To the point. Combined with the work ethic of a true hero.

I hope now we can see that if we use the same formula, that we can all better our lives starting right now.

Imagine coming into work and talking about what we are thankful for, and how we are going to make our lives stronger, with more meaning.

Imagine simply walking away from the complainers, the gossipers, and creating a new more positive work environment.

Imagine doing the same thing around your home, where the message is filled with hope and love.

Just imagine how many Gold Medals in life you'd win if you only focused on the brilliance of life, of your partner, of your employer ,of your friends........ of the brilliance that you are, right now.

Now, use your imagination and do what Michael did.....create the life that you truly desire.

Thank you Michael.

Slow Down.

Love, Peace, David Essel.

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