What Do You Want To Be?

What Do You Want To Be?

In 1921, Charles William Paddock was widely acclaimed as the “fastest human being” in the world. In the 1920 Olympic Games in Belgium, Paddock captured the gold medal in the 100-meter dash and won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash. One day, Paddock visited a school in Cleveland, Ohio and spoke to the student body. A young black child listened intently as this famous athlete talked. “What do you want to be,” Paddock asked? You name it and then believe that God will help and you will become just that,” he said. That young man although materially poor was spiritually rich; he decided that he too wanted to be the fastest human being on earth. He shared his dream with Charles Riley his junior high track coach. Coach Riley said to him, “It’s great to have a dream son, but to attain your goal it is necessary to build a ladder to it, and on the ladder, you must have rungs or steps that will support the weight of all you hope to achieve. The first rung on your dream ladder must be determination and the second dedication. The third step is discipline! The fourth rung enabling you to build your dream is attitude!” To be successful you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and then resolve

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