I love the Olympics. Every two years we get a dose of the most amazing athletes in the world doing what they do best…competing.
They are all quite literally going for the gold. They have trained for years to put their best foot forward and they’re doing it in front of the world.
Here is what I have learned from watching the 2016 Summer Olympics thus far (we do have another week to go so I’m leaving it open that there will be more).
1.First impressions last a lifetime.
2. We all may have bad stuff happen, but we are responsible for how and if we move forward.
3. It doesn’t matter where you start or what happens along the way… what matters is how you finish.
4. Your actions on and off the field matter. “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light” ~Underarmor
5. Gender and Race aren’t key factors, everyone is accepted for their skill set. PERIOD.
6. Age doesn’t matter either.
7. You may be competing in an individual sport but you’re still a part of a larger team.
8. Competition! Do you let it fuel you or defeat you?
If you are defeated, do you stand back up, dust yourself off and take another go at it?
9. Mind your focus.
10. Show up! 11,000+ athletes show up to compete and represent their country every two years. What’s even better they can come together and even celebrate their differences when there’s a larger goal in mind.
Not to mention tens of thousands show up to support the athletes and watch the games. They all chose to show up.
What have been your favorite Olympic life lessons so far? Comment below and let us know.