Indianapolis hosted this year's Super Bowl, and it was a huge success. I can't imagine what it would take to put on a Super Bowl. I heard Allison Melangton, President and CEO of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, speak once more than a year ago, and I liked what she had to say. I also enjoyed reading this article and listening to the video clips from the IBJ.
I found three of her lessons learned inspiring:
If you believe in something, be bold about it even if you have doubters.
Don't let logistics get in the way of a great idea.
I currently love and train three Golden Retrievers. I've been blessed with owning and training four previous dogs, a Border Collie, a Golden Retriever, a Belgian Tervuren and a Belgian Sheepdog. All have performed in multiple dog sports, including obedience, agility, rally, tracking, and field work. They have taught me a lot, and I continue to learn every day.
MACH Moonlite's A Bit of Dignity RAE, OF, Belgian Sheepdog, 2007 BSCA National Specialty Agility High in Trial winner, 2007 AKC Agility Invitational Finalist, Qualified 2008 AKC Agility National Championship, Qualified 2008 AKC Agility Invitational, Qualified 2009 AKC Agility National Championship, BSCA Agility Hall of Fame (Oct. 12, 2002-Nov. 6, 2012)
One Ash Coner O'Clonmacnoise CDX, RAE, AX, AXJ, OAP, OJP, 2003 #3 Golden Retriever/#5 Sporting Dog AKC Agility Open Standard (Feb. 1, 2000 - April 24, 2012)
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (New Living Translation)
“I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there in Heaven, I believe he’ll be there.” Rev. Billy Graham
“The main reason for people’s lack of success in life is their willingness to give up what they want most of all, for what they want right now.” Zig Zigler
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. But attitude determines how well you do it.” Unknown
“Most people have the will to win; few have the will to prepare to win.” Bobby Knight
“May my footprints always be intertwined with those of a dog." Unknown