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The Yellow Light Requires A Choice

  Herb Elliott  (left),1960 Olympic Gold Medalist (1500m) and former World Record Holder (1500m & 1 Mile), chases his coach, 50 years his senior,  Percy Cerutty  (right) up sand dunes in Portsea, Australia during a potent training session typical of Cerutty's innovative and avant-garde compeitive preparation approach.

Herb Elliott (left),1960 Olympic Gold Medalist (1500m) and former World Record Holder (1500m & 1 Mile), chases his coach, 50 years his senior, Percy Cerutty (right) up sand dunes in Portsea, Australia during a potent training session typical of Cerutty's innovative and avant-garde compeitive preparation approach.

When driving on the road of life we encounter countless traffic signals.

Green = Go. Red = Stop.

But yellow...it's your choice. You choose how to interpret the signal. 

You could decide to slow down. Break. Stop.

Or punch the gas, speed up, and go for it. 

When you stop, you ease off. Your momentum killed. Inertia is safe. There is no risk. You are not going anywhere. Idly waiting your turn until permission is given to you. 

If you floor it, you accelerate. You initiate. You commit. Hope is your compass. You must have faith in your gamble, knowing your risk is worth it.

You may not make it. You could crash. Or maybe, just maybe  — you'll succeed.

Mike Smith, Head Coach of the back-to-back NCAA Men's National Cross Country Champions at Northern Arizona University, encourages, "Give it Gas. Apply The Pressure."

Escape the doldrums. Give yourself permission. Increase your momentum. Be empowered to go where it is you want swifter, sooner, and more energized. 

And remember; every yellow light on your path demands you make a choice. Choose wisely.

 

Jonathan Marcus