We just love Nick (Get Up – Don't Give Up). In the video you can see how much he loves teaching the kids and his message.
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This is video #1 in the “Did You Know” series by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod. This video was not originally posted to YouTube (in 2007), but has become very popular. The original name started as “Shift Happpens”, but know has become known as “Did You Know” series.
This is a very inspirational video by Dr. Randy Pausch when he appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. It made us hug our kids just a little harder before bed.
- Always be dreaming… never lose that spirit. “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted”
- The brick walls that are in our way are there for a reason, to let us prove how badly we want things.
- Remember the importance of People vs. Things
- Decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore. Never underestimate the power of having fun.
- Work & Play well with others.
- Show gratitude.
- Don’t complain, just work harder…
If you lead your life the right way… the dreams will come to you.
On a very sad note, Randy Pausch passed away on July 25, 2008. His energy and aliveness will be missed.
Have you ever wanted to do something, but have never done it? You've told yourself you really want to do it, but there's always been a reason not to follow through.
So… let's discuss making things happen, amazing support and how important mindset really is.
I (Lorna) have always wanted to enter a Figures Competition (like bodybuilding – with a little less muscle definition). For a few years I've been saying I wanted to do it, but there has always been something that “got in the way”. There were scheduled activities for the kids, injuries, didn't start training early enough, etc., etc. Basically, plain old excuses.
However, this summer I committed to the training and the diet (death by chicken) and competed in a Figures Competition.
It was a phenomenal experience… and the coolest part of it was the amazing support I got from my sweetheart, Pat. I'm pretty sure the audience appreciated how much he supported me as well. Watch and listen to this very cool moment…
So now I wonder why I waited so long to do this. And it brings awareness to this question: what things do we put off, things that would be amazing experiences if only we would just make it happen?
Not only did I have an amazing experience, but a fourth-place finish was like icing on the cake. Being the first competition I entered, and considering the massive amount of things I still needed to learn, that result was great!
In Alberta the association that holds these competitions is the Alberta Bodybuilding Association they are a class act all the way and are run like most associations with volunteers. Here are the 2010 Muscle Beach Fall Classic Results and I placed fourth in Tier 1 Figure Short.
The other competitors were all friendly, helpful, supportive, nervous and very hungry 😉
Some big learning experiences for me were:
1) Even though I thought I was dark, I was still very white!
2) There were no egos backstage
3) Bring food to competitions
4) The volunteers were amazing
5) Even thou the event was a “Judged” event, I entered for the experience