Food for Thought: Are we “Going for the Gold” in our lives?

Just some parting "Food for Thought" on the last day of the Olympics.

I got so much inspiration from the games this year,  From Allyson Felix finally getting her gold, to Gabby Douglas making us all feel a little more innocent again , to the double amputee from South Africa  Oscar Pistorius, to Tahmina Kohistani, the female runner from Afghanistan, the first woman to compete from her country, although finishing 100 meter dash a full 4 seconds slower than everyone else, but she showed me what heart and soul and determination is all about.

I think I was most moved my Felix Sanchez in the photo at the left, who broke down on the podium after winning the gold in the 400 meters race, he was remembering his grandmother who raised him, but died recently.

The question becomes,  in life, we all have a personal "gold medal" or "championship" that we are going after, are we putting our heart and soul and every fiber of our being into making it happen? Are we using every ounce of precious God given energy to stand on our own podium of personal achievement and victory?

I thought about it really hard for myself when talking to my best friend since college. Basically, we both are computer IT people making six figure incomes, we are very blessed, he has a family and thus works all year round, but I don't necessarily have to work except whenever I feel like it, since I don't spend much cash or hang out much, and I just save all my dough, and I earn very good cash from my other skill and passion which is investing and day trading at home.

Anyhoo, Nike Corporation here in Portland Oregon called me the other day and offered me a contract gig in my computer field and I told them, "uh…..well…..I'll think about it". Talking to my best friend, he made the interesting quote, "You know you won't be at Nike forever, but with what they wanna pay you, you can pay off all your debt in the next six months. That's the kind of attitude you wanna have if you're gonna go for THE GOLD". That tipped the scale and I called Nike back and said…."okay, I'm in".

It all clicked at that point. Life is like the Olympics or any championship series. The winner is the one who uses EVERYTHING she or he has at his or her disposal to make your own "gold medal" come into reality. Although I put a lot into my endeavors, when I was watching the Olympics, it seems like races are decided my milliseconds and the length of a fingernail. You wonder if the one who wins is the one who pumped a little more iron, or stayed a little later at the swimming pool than the silver medalist.

So now, although I am always easily self motivated, after much additional inspiration from Olympic athletes, as well as personal friends, I am all geared up and ready to go for my own gold. For me, EVERYTHING I DO WILL FROM HERE ON OUT WILL BE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ACHIEVING MY OWN PERSONAL GOLD!!!! The other meaningless stuff will be thrown straight in the trash!!!! If you read enough of my blog, you know what "my Gold" is.  How and where I want to live my life, be free, have an impact on others with health and wellness, to show how getting older can actually mean getting younger with the right knowledge, helping young people harness the power of their own intellect, I still wanna be a little league baseball coach 🙂 , and probably a half dozen other things that the "Way of Heaven" (the Tao, a.k.a. The Zen) has not revealed to me yet, perhaps the Tao is waiting to see if I am willing to put all my God given energies, not just the current 97%, though admirable,  into going for the Gold.

So I would just nudge everyone to ask oneself, "What is My Gold?", is it to get healthy, or open a restaurant, or helping young people, or just raising a happy healthy family, we are all wired with divine capabilities to achieve whatever set our hearts and minds to. Each endeavor is important and they all work together to make the world a better place.  I can literally feel the universe around me moving on my behalf to make my goals, and "My Gold" become a reality. Everything I speak for myself eventually becomes a reality.

…..mark my words, I will be standing on that podium wearing my Gold !!!!!!

~stay healthy~

you might also like

<<<<<<<celebrating the Olympics with British style Fish 'N Chips


The Happy List, a.k.a., Short Story Long>>>>>>>>


Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required

“Body”, (Part 46)
a.k.a. “Little Red Corvette”
(…The “Fit in Red” Slideshow)

Pinterest shuts down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article

Healthy Herb Fries

Michael B. Jordan Reveals his Body Transformation Secrets for “Creed” and “Black Panther”

Moroccan Grilled Chicken Skewers

“Music is the Best Medicine”
– Maxwell
(….my Cover Version)

Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 3)

“Spring” Breakfast Skillet

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

African American Men are at High Risk of ‘False Positives’ in Prostate Cancer Screening

Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado

DIY Skin and Body Care, Part 6 (a.k.a., “The Orange Article”)

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

“Huli Huli” Chicken

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

“Moscow Mules” Drinks
(…and my list of Healthy Sweeteners for Cold Drinks)

Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods

My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Skewers

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

“Dutch Baby” Pancake Skillet w/Fried Egg and Salmon

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Potato and Egg Bake w/Rosemary

Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 days after switching to natural makeup  (…a recent study says)

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Skillet

The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 7)

Portuguese Style Chicken Skewers

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
…to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos
Menu: another Tropical Lunch

Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

New Study Reveals Importance of Zinc in Prostate Health

Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

Dinner and a Movie:
On the Menu: Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

Buckwheat Pancakes

Health and Safety Tips When Getting a Tattoo

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

“Short Story Long”
(….The Travel Adventures of Lee Litumbe)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

See all articles in “Eat Smart”
(The Science of Food)

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

…and top 100 Natural Food Blogs for 2018

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

Special ‘shout out’ to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my ‘Dinner and a Movie’ and “Wanderlust Food Diaries’ articles.