What would you give to achieve your goals? 

By  Lysette Offley

What would you give to achieve your goals? - olympic skiierCould you be a Winter Olympian?

What would you give to achieve your goals?

Fed up with winter and ready for spring?

Need some tips for feeling happy?

Enjoying the Winter Olympics and marvelling at the skill, determination and perseverance of the competitors?

There’s a story, you may have heard, about the famous and gifted violin player, Itzhak Perlman.

What would you give to achieve your goals? - woman playing violinApparently, or so the story goes, after a charity performance in Vienna, members of the audience were permitted to speak to the great man and ask for his autograph. (And I should hope so too – tickets were $500 each!)

A woman said, “You were phenomenal tonight, Mr Perlman. Amazing!”

“Thank you” came the reply.

The women went on, “All my life I have loved the violin, and I have heard every great violinist, but I have never heard anyone play as brilliantly as you did tonight”.

Perlman graciously smiled back at her.

She added, “You know, I’d give my life to play like that.”

Perlman smiled again and said,

“I have!”

Itzhak Perlman playing an excerpt from Schindler’s List, by John Williams

What would you give to achieve your goals?

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Canadian National Figure Skater, Elizabeth Putnam, at 2500′ in the mountains.

I could do that if I wanted !!!   🙂

Lysette Offley

About the author

With 40 years of experience, Lysette Offley is a Memory and Mindset Coach to women and men at the top of their game in the Financial Services Industry who recognise the value of continual personal and professional development and support to achieve a healthy work-life balance, along with satisfaction and fulfilment.

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