What is Your Result?
For those that know me, they know that I am not a sport junkie. But you cannot help but admire the athletes for their amazing effort and commitment to their sport in the recent Olympics.
delight of many, Usain Bolt won the 100 metre sprint in an Olympic record time (9.63 seconds). To achieve this he has had a very strict diet and exercise regime. No doubt he starts his training very early and would spend most of the day on his training routine. A quick scan on the internet refers to his Plyometric Training which consists of a lot of weights being pushed and shoved as well as a significant amount of running. His diet is 60% protein, 30% carb and 10% fat which he consumes by eating six times a day.
This is what you have to do to get the gold medal in the Olympics.
It is also what you have to do to come Fifth.
Ryan Bailey came fifth in the final and got a personal best of 9.88 seconds. You better believed he trained just as hard (if not harder) to get that time. In fact, most athletes will have trained hard for many years and not go home with a gold medal. Australia’s own Mel Breen competed in the ladies 100m and got a near personal best of 11.34 seconds (Gold was 10.75) and she was thrilled with the results.
I was talking with someone yesterday about Steve Bradbury winning Gold at the winter Olympics. Many think it was “Luck” that he won with the other two competitors falling over. I know he did the hard work, was focussed on the end result and took the opportunity that came out of no-where when it presented itself.
What about you? Are you working and living at your personal best? Are you taking opportunities as they come? Do you have a strategy that you are working on? “Luck” is not a strategy to live by.
What is your result?