Winning a gold medal would surely be wonderful, but would it make me the hero of my own life? Would it sustain me through the pain and suffering that accompany us through life? Winning a gold medal can certainly be the mission of a life, but my goal is to be at peace with myself, and with others. To be happy and to do good work, to achieve the highest state of awareness possible for me, and to continually reach for a higher state of fulfillment. We must integrate our ordinary lives more and more deeply into the flow of our own creative energy as it unfolds its highest potential.