Monday, June 9, 2008

One in a Billion is Still a Chance

The last thing I ever expected was a call for a comment on a Sports article. My thanks to Sports Reporter Bill Reiter for including an intuitive perspective on the number 3 in his Kansas City Star piece about the Triple Crown.

Big Brown lost the race but he is still an incredible horse who made a tremendous impact on the world of horse-racing, if only to remind everyone: there is no such thing as a "sure thing" - and no matter how high the stakes - we must factor in the possibility of an "off" day.

The real magic... Da'Tara, the winner at odds of 38-1. That's why they call it a race. No matter what anyone else says about you -- the odds you give yourself are the ones that count. When you are ready to claim a victory and you have done your homework, trust the universe will provide an opportunity.

A pattern I see with this event and recent others: "And the last shall be first." There is as much to be said for showing up and seizing an opportunity as there is for talent.

As I was rummaging through Google for my web references, I also found one of my quotes married to a beautiful photo. It's nice to see a special phrase take flight.

As you think, so you are. As you dream, so you become. As you create your wishes, so they create you. - wendy garrett

And no one can address that topic of creating wishes better than J.K Rowling. Check out her Harvard commencement address. Her focus: the power of failure and imagination.

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