The Olympics are amazing, but while I am utterly amazed I think most of us still really have no clue to how incredible these athletes truly are. I really like comedian Bill Murray’s recent tweet, “Every Olympic event should include one average person competing for reference.”
What makes these athletes so incredible? Well, I won’t argue that genetically they have a lot going for them, but you would be a fool to underestimate how much they do mentally and physically to help themselves stand out and excel.
Olympic athletes have amazing focus and discipline. What can we learn from these incredible athletes to help us live better lives?
1) Visualize Success: Olympic athletes don’t just think positively, the speak positively using affirmations and verbal mantras and goals. They try to involve all five senses in this visulaization. They do this regularly. They literally see and practice success. I write about this in my book.
3) Don’t Believe in Life Balance: Olympic athletes are ‘all in.’ They realize sacrifices must be made. This may not work for you and me on a regular basis, but from time to time we need to ‘fully commit’ to realize and accomplish a life goal. I’m sure you can recall a time you did this and it made the difference. What needs more attention in your life?