Tiger Woods, Beyonce, Usain Bolt, Pele, Serena Williams
They are ordinary people with extra-ordinary work ethics. They set and break their own records.
Pele of Brazil was among the first set of players to win two world cups. But in 1970, he won his 3rd world cup medal , a feat yet to be equalled by any footballer·
Tiger Woods in his twenties made over $500 million. But in less than a decade, he doubled it. He moved on to 14 major championships and 79 PGA tour victories. He is the first athlete to reach 1 billion US dollars career earnings.
Usain Bolt nicknamed ‘Lighting Bolt’ set a 9.69 sec world record and broke the record himself in Berlin 2009 with a 9.58 sec new world record. He has promised to continually break his own record.
Serena Williams’ Wimbledon 2016 crown was her 9th grand slam title since reaching her 30th birthday. No other female player has won more than 3 grand slam singles titles after turning 30 years of age. Beyonce just before the end of 2013, toured the whole of United states in less than two months. It was almost impossible and just when we felt sorry for her fatigue, she released about that time, an entire album with 17 music videos kept secret. She shot those videos even as she was on a world tour!
Greatness doesn’t come easy.
To achieve greatness, you may have to take that good old Yellow Brick Road of difficulty for what is desired. Following the Yellow Brick Road is following a course of action through difficulty believing that it will lead to good things. Sometimes, those routes may be difficult. But difficult roads they say leads to beautiful places.
The origin of the Yellow Brick Road is a fictional element in the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by American author L. Frank Baum. The road also appears in the several sequel Oz books such as The Marvelous Land of Oz. We all have a Yellow Brick Road. Help people going through it too. Believe. Believe in them. Don’t read too much into people, even if you are to read, don’t judge people by the chapter of the part of the life they were in when you walked in.
That Yellow Brick Road even in its difficulty will reveal abilities of possibilities if you accept and claim the challenge as your responsibility. I mean your ability needs responsibility to expose it’s possibilities. So be open, #YellowBrickRoad#Hexavia