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Well I often get some great ideas from the stories I read but this week the story from Peter Thomson (author of the achievers edge) is so good, I'd thought I'd share it as Peter wrote it
Milo the Greek was a remarkable man.
Born in the Greek Colony of Croton in the late 6th century BC he was a six times Olympic champion.
And boy! Was he strong!
One story about his incredible strength tells how he became so – here it is:
To demonstrate his power he told friends that he would lift a full grown cow above his head.
He tried and somehow despite his strength he couldn’t do it.
So he bought a young calf – and picked it up – easily.
Each day, as the calf grew, he picked it up again.
Day by day, week by week, month by month – as the calf grew in size and weight so Milo grew in strength.
Legend has it that - 4 years later he hoisted above his shoulders the now 4˝ years old cow which he carried the length of the arena then killed and ate it.
Ah – now I see how it’s done:
So the way we get ‘strong’ is to start small and increase the difficulty of the task as we continue to practice – make sense doesn’t it?
I wonder if you and I are using this idea enough in our lives.
Get a little bit better at what your practicing
Till next week
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Milo the Greek
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