Olympics athletes prove to the world and most importantly themselves that anything is possible. They come from every country, every level of wealth and opportunity.
What sets them apart from the ordinary, is the will to win.
They dedicate their lives, to one goal. They grind day in day out, refusing luxuries most can’t live without alcohol, junk food and partying.
Displaying incredible self-leadership guiding themselves towards their ultimate vision.
What can we learn from the leadership displayed by olympic athletes?
If you want to be a world beater, heed the advice below..
5 Lessons on Self-Leadership from Olympic Athletes
1. Source of Experience | World Conquering Lessons
We all suffer set-backs at some point in our lives. For some reason not all of us take another chance to try again. One of the main lessons to learn from athletes is to take as many efforts as required to achieve your aim. Failure is a part of the process. Failing is not the end; it’s instead a new start. Failures aren’t a good source of experience they are THE source of experience. Analyze your mistakes, where did you slip up? Attack your weaknesses until they become your strengths. Leadership involves hard work and ability to stay strong no matter the burdens that try to crush you along the way. Never give up.
‘There’s always a point where you get knocked down. But I draw on what I’ve learned on the track: If you work hard, things will work out.’
– Lolo Jones, bobsledder
2. Be the First, Be the One | World Conquering Lessons
A leader is the first to start something. Leadership is all about proving that you’re #1! Olympic athletes are a perfect example of high standards. They work hard, live their dreams, are mentally strong enough to reject distractions, are courageous and take risks. They venture to do things that others wouldn’t even contemplate. That’s why they reach the highest heights. First rule of leadership is: Dare to do something others won’t. Be uncommon amongst the uncommon. If you want to be a champion you must be the ONE.
‘If you want to be the best, you have to do things that others aren’t willing to do.’
– Michael Phelps, swimmer
3. Ready to Risk | World Conquering Lessons
An ability to take risks is a trait of genuine leaders. Our life is all about making decisions. Very often to achieve our goals we have to be adventurous, sometimes even act in a way others would call ‘crazy.’
Risk has a strong connection with fear, if you’re not ready to fight your fears, sorry you aren’t a leader. The only way to lead – is from the front, you must construct the ideal mindset and feed your mind daily.
The one thing every Olympic champion has in common?.. They dared to be the best.
‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.’
– Muhammad Ali, boxer
4. Attack Fear | World Conquering Lessons
Fears are products of our minds, they prevent us from achieving our aims and pursuing our dreams IF we let them. Overcoming fear makes us stronger. Only leaders can do that, so tackle something you’ve been putting off TODAY. Be fearless in pursuit of your goals.
They’re open to accepting challenges and are not afraid to do so, because they know the actual price of success: everything you’ve got.
Don’t run from your fear, run toward it. Once you have overcome your biggest fear. Everything else become easier.
‘I don’t run away from a challenge because I’m afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.’
– Nadia Comaneci
5. Pride | World Conquering Lessons
Genuine champions are not afraid to meet different scenarios and always take responsibility for their actions, whether they win or lose. You need to know how to hold your head high in any situation and under any circumstance.
Leaders know when they have given their all and that is a victory in itself, because if you give your all in everything you do, success is only a matter of time. Be able to look yourself in the mirror when you get home, even after an L. You know you gave everything, and you will be back bigger and badder next time.
Wear your scars proudly, for they have made you. Attack your fears promptly and ferociously. Give 100% in everything you do & soon you will conquer the world.
‘Part of being a champion is acting like a champion.’
– Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater
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