If THIS Were An Olympic Sport, You Could Win Gold
Watching the amazingly talented athletes at the Winter Games in South Korea, it's hard to imagine what it must feel like to win a medal in a sport you excel at. What if there was an Olympics for the rest of us? What would it take to medal in your chosen event?
Each Olympian has a story that includes a lifetime of practice, a dedication to their sport, and a mental toughness that helps them overcome when the odds are stacked against them...not unlike the grit and determination it takes to make it down a flight of stairs, holding a laundry basket, and NOT trip over the dog. Drop a sock? Sorry, Bronze for you.
Let's not underestimate the importance of some non-Olympic events - it takes definite skill and determination to successfully load every single item into a dishwasher, including the top to the blender, an over-sized water bottle, and a can opener.
Personally, I prefer the sports that test mental toughness: if procrastinating were an Olympic sport, I would almost certainly win the gold. I could potentially medal in napping and snacking, too - hey, I'm a well-rounded athlete!
So maybe tearing up the half pipe on a snowboard like Shaun White isn't your speed, Erin Hamlin's luge just seems a little too chilly and Maddie Phaneuf's biathlon - well, that just seems like a lot of effort - but there's something you can medal in. Have you got "loud chewing" down to an art? Sock pairing? Don't sell you talents short.