Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Miracle on ice...


In Lady Yoga fashion, it is my goal to look back in history to see where we have come from, find the yoga in the moments past to keep us rooted in the present and passionate about where we are going in the future.

On that note...

On February 22, 1980 One of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history occurred. The Miracle on Ice!!

The US Hockey team beat the 4x gold medal defending champions from Russia 4-3 in Lake Placid, NY before a frenzied 10K spectators and hundreds of thousands watching at home.

They were underdog college kids that worked their pucks off and proved many doubters and bettors wrong.

2 days later, off the high from their Russian game, they defeated Finland 4-2 clinching the Gold Medal for the US.

To many, it was Americans ideological victory for the cold war, which was the chilly political and economic conflict between Russia and well, mostly the US post World War II. Either way, it was cold and we won.

Lets defy the odds on the mat today, push past what we think is possible and stay cool when things get too heated inside and out.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. –Bertrand Russell

Always make a total effort – even when the odds are against you. – Arnold Palmer

Success is 99% failure. – Soichiro Honda

Action is the foundational key to success. – Pablo Picasso

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. – David Frost

Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcom Forbes

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. – Tom Krause

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. –John Maxwell

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. – Jesse Jackson

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. – Unknown

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. – Sidney J. Phillips

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. –Ann Landers

Put your heart, mind, intellect and sould even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystalize it's possibility. -Leleand Kaiser

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. –George S. Patton

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. –John Wooden

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. –Henry Ford

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. – Henry David Thoreau

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St. Francis of Assisi.

Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace. - Ronald Regan

Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown and you will step into the field of all possibilities. -Deepak Chopra

We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. - Martha Grimes

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. – Bob Dylan

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. –Lucille Ball

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. –Henry Ford

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. –Alan Kay

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. - Tom Hopkins

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. –Napoleon Hill

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. –Dale Carnegie

Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi

Going for the gold,


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