At the last NASCAR race, what was the difference between first and second place?
At the last PGA tournament, what was the difference between first and second place?
At this year's Academy Awards, what was the difference between winning an Oscar and not?
What was the difference between winning a gold medal or a silver medal at any Olympic event?
The answer: not much.
But when was the last time a silver medalist got to pose on a box of Wheaties?
None, if I recall.
The difference between any of these isn't much in terms of time (or strokes, when we're talking about golf). But the time and improved excellence that the winner strives for is much greater than those who did not.
If you want to win, do whatever it takes (with integrity, of course). If you feel that watching the latest news broadcast or reality show is more important than achieving success, then you value that news broadcast or reality show over your own life.
What's holding you back?
My guess is the person looking back at you in the mirror.
Change your destiny. Do it today. Achieve what you were meant to achieve. Don't wait until tomorrow . . . because someone is out there working hard too. Someone who could be the next Tiger Woods or Jeff Gordon.