Olympians are super human beings. Do you agree? If they aren’t super human beings then how do they achieve such feats consistently, fast, and with absolute perfection? They are super humans and there are a lot to learn from them. So here I post top 5 things that we can learn from the Olympians(I’m still learning and reading often!!).
- Dedication: Getting up everyday and eating the same food and following the same schedule for years to reach Olympics is a matter of serious dedication. Have you seen the “Micheal Phelps schedule”, it is some serious hit on your conscious, if you are a person like who, loves procrastination in some or the other way. In anything one does, if there’s dedication, I think, and then it’ll change everything for you.
- Inspiration: Inspiration is the key factor here. If there’s no inspiration then you will not move a small twig from one side to the other. More importantly, inspiration comes from within as well as from surroundings. Recently I read a newspaper article that said the Eaton couple or any other Olympian Couples, won individual medals in Rio Olympics. This one thing has stuck with me for a long time. How much they would be inspiring one another while working out, practicing for their events. How they would say focus, concentrate and let’s go, together hand in hand. Brilliant. We mere mortals spend time picking on each others’ qualities but don’t see the big picture of achieving things. Hmmm! Right?!
- Never give up: Milliseconds matter most for these guys. And they train for years to beat these milliseconds. For it, one needs this attitude of “never give up”. If you give up early on or if you give up seeing you can’t touch the finish line, it’ll not only make you lose the best chance, it’ll also not make you do it again next time.
- Participation is the key, winning a medal is secondary: Although winning a medal is important for yourself, for whoever believes in you, participation is the key. Why? You should have super attitude, skills to at least participate in Olympics. If you participate, you are already a winner. Although, being a winner in my country ONLY counts, only then you will be showered with money or sponsorship (sad state of affairs and it is a topic to be discussed in another blog!).
- Hold your head high even after defeat: We all are humans after all, we falter, we fail. What matters is how soon you get up after you fail. I’m still learning this attitude; I keep reading this at many places. It is not Defeat that defines you, it is the right attitude at the wrong time defines you, how you react, how you say and how to take the next steps.
So what things did you learn(or learning) from Olympians? Or anyone close to your heart, please reply back. 🙂