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Monday, May 2, 2011

Fairy Tales

Hey boys and girls, long time no see.

As you can see, it is a pretty big week for the entire world. A radical leader is dead, elections in my country (Canada) and the prince is got married. My training for the charity (donations are accepted) is doing fine; my body is reacting quite nicely to those hours spent on the treadmill. I am hitting the mountain Thursday along a couple of friends in order to push myself further. Nothing beats a group that wants it as bad as you.

I suggested a second part to the previous post, Attitude, but since we are all feeling like princesses and frogs, we will discuss the Kate Middleton’s case. Not the dress of course. Attitude part 2 will continue on the next post.

This little girl from a medium-income family meets a charming prince who takes her out of her everyday life and makes her a princess. This is every little girl’s dream. She had the most beautiful dress, the nicest hair, the prettiest smile and shoes.

I am sorry to break it down for you but this is complete fantasy. When taking the 10K perspective, chances are that it happens to you, in the form of your hero finding you in the bushes and see the potential in your glistening eyes, are slim to none. It just won’t happen. Though Kate looks great and I am sure she is a terrific gal, she must be the luckiest girl in the world. Your big breaks will not happen this way, I can guarantee it. The only way you can get to success is to build it, the 10K provides that. Anything else done quick is wishing upon a star, literally. The media has a predisposition to overexpose such stories and to make them the only thing that matters. They show people getting rich quick, sport stars going from living in the ghetto to living in Californian mansions and movie stars flaunting their wealth. What about the people with real power? What about those steady and strong folks who became the most powerful man and woman on earth? Why isn’t there more light casted upon them?

The answer is simple: it is just too damn hard. Who is willing to give 10 000 hours to what they truly love? Who is willing to forfeit fun and life leisure’s? Common sense has us thinking that it is better when done quickly. Although it is hurriedly rewarding, like mentioned in my “Easy as 1, 2, 3” post, it will not last. Unless your success rides on with your entire life, you will end up like those has-been movie stars, sad and alone.

Start your own fairy tale now and act upon it. Make noise, be heard and be proud. I want to hear you shout over this madness!

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