The 2013 edition of People are Awesome!
UPDATE: For some reason the original video stopped playing so the part at 1:29 where the baseball player magically catches a ball that is about to hit the reporter in the head is no longer in here 🙁
But this video is AWESOME and the message still applies and the tightrope guys are CRAZY! Made my feet tingle…
I love these videos because they show the dedication, passion, and perseverance of people. And the biggest one of all, the ability to overcome fear and take action!
Watching these people I think to myself, “WOW! I wonder how many times they failed, fell down, missed the mark, got hurt, but still kept getting back up? And how many hundreds of hours they kept on practicing, working towards achieving their goals, and pushing themselves further and further past their own line of limitation?”.
I’m not sure if there is a better, simpler example of the rewards you get AFTER you put in the hard work, long hours, and sacrifice it takes to create success than videos and examples like these.
It’s powerful because all of us, no matter what we are working towards in our lives, can clearly see how awesome these people are and can quickly comprehend and fully understand that this kind of “super natural” talent isn’t something that comes without hundreds of hours of repetitive and probably very frustrating practice.
It displays the true value of dedication and hard work!
In fact, look at 1:29 in the video and you can see the true value of this dedication and how developing these mad skills saved a life!
Not to mention, it’s awe inspiring entertainment 😉
What are YOU awesome at? What things do you dedicate your time to growing in, becoming better at, and ultimately, mastering?
I think it would be the coolest Motivational Monday yet if we could get enough people with crazy cool skills to reply back to this post displaying their awesomeness!