Motivational speaker, Vince Poscente tells the story of feeling like a loser when he saw a college friend march in an Olympics’ opening ceremony parade. He then embarked on a life-changing journey by deciding if his friend had done it… so could he!
Four years later he competed as a downhill speed skier (having never done the sport before)!
Vince’s story of courage, determination, and strategy is profoundly encouraging to anyone wanting to write a better life story for themselves.
Reflecting the other choice, this is the first couplet of my friend Jan Smith’s poem,
Prayer for the Melancholy and Mediocre:
Now I lay me down to cry
I fear my life has passed me by…
What will you do with your I coulda, woulda, shoulda regrets?
(originally posted for 2012 Olympics)