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  • Tania Zayets

Succeeding by Doing.

Elbert Hubbard once said: "To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." I'd say “To avoid Living Life say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” What would it take actually to truly live life? Experience life for what it has to offer in the courageous, forward moving and open minded way? Who are those people to take on this call - and thrive on bringing best out of themselves and others? They are Life Champions. What makes us being so highly fascinated with champions? We observe athletes breaking the personal limitations again and again in order to challenge the status quo. Whenever you look at champion in front of you – what do you think and feel? What do you admire in them?

I have been all my life fascinated by champions among ordinary people — champions, that are leading their ways humbly thriving every day to make most of it. Taking the limiting resources they have and turn them into max result possible.

I came across the story of Ruth Asawa, renowned American sculptor and artist of Japanese origin. Being second world war immigrant, Ruth's journey into the art world wasn’t gold plated and given. However she believed in hands-on experience of working and commited to the approach "learning by doing" that payed off later in her life. No matter the obstacles she faced in life, she would always "do" what was possible of the moment. She died in sleep at age 87 leaving behind six children, a beautiful marriage and massive impact on the history of art. Ruth dedicated much of her time into changing art education believing in art as a transformative and empowering experience, especially for children. Among many of her contributions was building a public arts high school in 1982. It's now renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. In this rare picture, Ruth is with her 4 children fully involved into her work.

Ruth Asawa and her children, 1958. ©1958

To me Ruth Asawa is an example of a personal championship in life. And it's my big hope to create as many champions during my lifetime as possible.

A personal championship is about sticking firmly what you believe is best for you and society and committing all your energy to deliver it. Leading by own example and learning through taking action. It requires perseverance and focus. It requires self-respect and self-care.

I will keep you accountable and support this transformation. Please remember that you have time before 20th of December to enrol onto Path of Champion 3 or 6 month life transformation program only 50%. Contact me today.

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