Sunday, November 20, 2005

Be Like Nike...

...and just do it!

Nike makes some great shoes. But do you know where the name came from?

Nike, in Ancient Greece, was the Greek goddess of victory, and is depicted in ancient art with wings outstretched over the victor, bearing a branch of peace. According to Greek mythology, she was the daughter of the River Styx and the Ttian Pallas, anf fought Zeus, King of the Gods.

Whether she won or not, that woman has got some ambition. Anyone with enough balls to stand up to the Greek equivalent of what many of us call God today has got some wisdom to share. And no one put it better than the American shoe company:

Just do it!

How are you going to be victorious if you play it safe sitting on the sidelines of life?

I'm not advocating irresponsible living or a party-till-you-die attitude by any means. But the difference between those of us who are hugely successful or extremely content with life is that some of us go for it, and others let negative thinking keep them from going after what it is they really want out of life.

American writer Henry David Thoreau says:

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

So what are you waiting for? Go out there and make your dreams come through for you.

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