I have been a fan of Dancing With The Stars since season 1. In my next life, I want to come back as a dancer. This season, Bindi Irwin, the 17-year-old daughter of Steve Irwin of Crocodile Hunter fame, is competing. I don't think I have ever been so impressed with a contestant on this show in all the years I have been watching. I absolutely love this young lady!
This little girl's spirit is simply beautiful. She hasn't danced before. She spends most of her life at their family zoo in Australia, hanging out with kangaroos, wallabies, and crocodiles. She isn't a professional dancer. She isn't six feet tall and clothes hanger skinny. She will probably never be Vogue cover material. And she seems to be absolutely fine with that. At 17, she seems more comfortable in her own skin than a lot of 47-year-olds I know.
But the most beautiful thing about this young woman is the way she leaves nothing on the table. She truly plays full out. She gives her all with total abandon, and she works her little butt off to be her best. While I have zero patience for the pampered, spoiled, completely self-absorbed "beautiful" people (yes, their names begin with K), I want to hug Bindi Irwin.
When you go after something, do you play full out? Do you give it your all--damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead? Can you end your day knowing you left nothing on the table?
Or are you a dabbler? Do you worry about what others might say or think? Do you worry that it won't be "perfect" enough? Do you begin already "knowing" it's not going to work?
You are here. You are a player in this game of life, whether you like it or not. Play full out today.
Board certified executive coach, mentor and life strategist.
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
--Norman Vincent Peale