Going for Gold – Three Things to Takeaway from the Olympics
As I watched the Olympics, there was so much reinforcement of what it takes to win. Three things stood out for me as I watched my country men and women win medal after medal. These are young people from ordinary background who have honed their talents and come out to represent themselves and their country on the world stage.
The first thing of note was that they had specific goals. Usain Bolt stood out here. He wanted to become a legend. As he defined it, he needed to win three gold medals in Rio2016 for the events he had already won in two prior Olympics. The “Triple Triple” he called it, never been done before for these events. Big goal, measurable and time specific. Announcement to the world. Totally committed. He had something to reach for, something to keep him focused for 4 years
The other thing I noticed was that athletes all had setbacks at some time, some worked through pain and overcame obstacles but they never lost focus. The goal of being at the Olympics and performing to the best of their ability kept them going.
The third thing of note was the team work. Athletes were competing but they were also working together and being there for each other. Bolt could not have met his goal completely without the other members of the relay team also performing well. In an interview with members of the team before the relay they all said they had to do their best so that Bolt could get his “Triple Triple”. I was really impressed by that. As a network marketer where team is so important, that’s the kind of commitment to the team and individual goal that is required to win
The saying goes that when the tide comes in, all boats rise. Everybody can benefit from this rising tide right now. Take away something from this Olympic experience to move you forward in your life journey.
Share with me what you have learnt or reinforced from this Olympics.