The Tiniest of Gladiators
I stared into those biggest of navy blue eyes and felt the power of
his fighting spirit, despite the pain and week long raging fever. Most
of the time my heart was in my throat and my mind was awash with
counter-productive thoughts like, "why him?" and "this isn't fair!"
This wasn't helping him to be sure (my daughter was much stronger
than I), but in spite, he not only survived the arduous ordeal, but he
emerged the victor!
I am talking about my infant grandson, Corbin Nicolas, clobbered
with a serious infection of the lymph glands. This tiniest of
gladiators toughed out what few adults could have and not only
amazed his wonderful pediatrician and hospital staff, but I feel
profoundly and positively impacted them.
My precious bundle of joy is not a superhuman little being. He is
simply a child, like any other, who knows no different than to fight
the fight and win!
Now I ask you: what if YOU knew NO other way than to just go out
and win? Well, that's how the true achievers of this world think 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Further, it is the lack of this thinking
process that is most often the sole difference between success and
When failure is perceived as a possibility, it will most likely become
your reality. However, when we envision success as the only
option, just as natural as gravity itself, success is achieved. Not
without sacrifice. Not without setbacks. And certainly not without
pain. But, it IS achieved!
Personally, and most probably, I'm at least an entry-level
workaholic with enough Virgo perfectionism to allow my thinking to
stray off course at times. My stress level rises, my thinking
patterns disintegrate and I become unfocused. Suddenly, my
forward motion is slowed, halted or even reversed.
I was in such a tailspin when the call came from my daughter that
something was terribly wrong with Corbin. Of course, business just
didn't matter at that point, but it was through this trauma and "in"
someone who has been on this planet more than 90 times less
than me, and who knew no different than to "just do it!", that I found
my way again.
Corbin was released from the hospital after his ten-day fight, better
than new and all the stronger in both body and soul.
Look, I'm not a preachy person (most of the time anyway), but
every now and then we all need a wake up call to remind us of the
very simple laws that propel our universe. And I received mine so
close to home and in a circumstance that had absolutely nothing
to do with the entrepreneurial spirit, but everything to do with the
I learned my lesson through the eyes of a child.
© Rick Beneteau
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