Monday, 18 February 2013

Monday Positivity - Olympian Inspiration

At Candid Apple, the team all love their sport so, like many of you, we were glued to the Olympics last summer. And let's face it, it was so easy to be inspired by Team GB and their medal winning exploits.

However, today we read an interview with the oh-so lovely Laura Trott  that's actually way more inspiring than anything we saw last summer. Do read it because Laura's positive nature and love of her unbelievably punishing training schedule is frankly awe-inspiring. She loves what she does - she's chosen to do it, she works at it and she is rewarded for it. She doesn't complain, bitch, whine or moan about all the sacrifices she's had to make and she doesn't think she's the be-all-and-end-all because she can ride a bike. There's lessons in this for everyone.

Yes, sometimes working in weddings is hard - clients can be demanding, it's tough to juggle everything, it's not easy to make an impact, it can feel like you're working hard but getting nowhere. But, do you know what? Any complaining or feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to get you anywhere. What gets you to where you want to be are clear goals, a great support team and a love of what you do. And a happy acceptance that hard work is always going to be required to be exceptional.

So, this week, we're going to be working hard, being nice and remembering that getting to your goals is always easier if you enjoy the journey.

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