Dating is hard work and getting it right can take years of practice and lots of stamina. Love can lift you up in a matter of seconds or break your heart with one small misstep. It’s actually a lot like the Olympics. Your relationships may not be featured on an international pedestal but making them work or finding “The One” can take a certain type of dedication and determination.
All Olympians share one thing: perseverance. Sure they are also in amazing shape and gifted in the sport they excel at but they also have an innate will to not give up when the going gets tough. Many of them have faced hurdles and personal battles but they all made it to the world stage they set their sights on: The Olympics. Maybe you need to start looking at the dating world as if it is an Olympic event and know that your Gold is within reach, if you really want it.
Dating isn’t easy but when you find a good relationship is sure is worth it. It’s worth the bad relationships, the tears, the days when you were certain your faceless soul mate lives on another continent and probably got hit by a train on his journey to find you. There are days when you want to throw in the towel, buy a few cats, and accept your fate of being alone forever. You could do that but before you do, remind yourself that an Olympian would never give up so easily.
You have faced the obstacles that the dating world has presented you with and now it is your turn to decide if you want to give up on your dream of finding true love or forge ahead–tired, sore, and lifeless—to the finish line. If you give up on love now you may always regret it but if you push through the pain you may find that you’re still in the race and that your gold medal, your soul mate, is waiting for you just ahead in the distance.
So start treating your dating life as if it is an Olympic event. Give your all and practice as much as you can. The more you get out there and the more bad eggs you meet, the more you will hone your craft and in the process, find out who you really are and what you really want. Figure out the methods that will give you the best opportunity to flourish and don’t let hardships hold you back. Know that you deserve this as much as anyone else out there in the dating pool and that you are truly a great contender. You’re golden relationship is on the horizon, are you ready to be a champion?
You are in the race for gold, don’t quit now.
The Love Hawk