The road to the Olympics is a difficult and demanding one. The events involve the best that this world has to offer in terms of athleticism and skill.
A lot of what makes an Olympian what they are can inform and inspire us as well. Olympians teach us to aim for what’s out of reach and that we have to start somewhere to get what we want.
Everyone has a starting point when they were not great. With a realization the clock is ticking and throwing trepidation to the wind; these athletes train as if there is no tomorrow. Long before the opening ceremonies, there is glory in the journey that led them to this point.
The drive it takes to reach the Olympics requires a sense of urgency along with a willingness to take risks. Olympians epitomize what it means to be tough, and in many cases they know what it means to start over and keep trying when they hit obstacles.
Through resilience, star athletes rise above setbacks, injuries and are never afraid to jump back on the horse for a second try.
Making it to the Olympics requires a sense of pride in mastering something you love and are passionate about. We all could learn from those amazing traits in Olympians.
- Olympians can show us ways to improve our own lives
- Olympians know how to make great use of their time
- Olympians like to take great risks in their own lives
“No one ever won a medal that didn’t, at some point, believe that he or she could win.”