The best part of winning the Olympic Games
The best part of winning the Olympic Games is not standing on the podium but rather talking the victory lap around the stadium you can see first hand the faces of all the folks in the stadiumâ€¦. They are in complete shock and awe at what they just saw. That vision to me is what is special about the experience
On my journey to the Olympic Podium there were pitfalls and many different situations that came my way that I had no control overâ€¦. I needed to navigate through and around many obstacles to reach my ultimate goal. But believing in something for as long as you have to until there are no more options for you was key to my success. I did not give up before I got to the prize.
Now as a coach/trainer I try to impart some of these lessons learned to my athletes/ clients. Regardless of the focus the message is still the same, not to measure themselves against what everyone else is doing but rather think about your individual goals and what you are capable of achieving and from that you begin to strive for your end-When you start measuring yourself against others you will be disappointed â€“ focus on what you believe you are capable of achieving and go out to satisfy that.