“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins, Good to Great
With the winter Olympics peaking over the horizon, it’s a time for national pride and unity. Billions of people around the world will gear up to watch their team compete for gold. We will witness some exceptional match ups and breathtaking displays of athleticism.
As we sit down to watch our country’s best athletes, there is more that we should be taking away than just to pass the time. Read on below to take time to reflect on what we can learn from the Olympic Games:
Failing Doesn’t Make You a Loser
Sometimes failing can be a blessing in disguise. Athletes that train their whole lives for an event can face false starts, falls, trips, and disqualifications. In our everyday lives, we don’t always land our dream job, sometimes we flunk a class or get passed up for a promotion. What we can learn from the Olympics is that every failure isn’t a loss, sometimes we are being prepared for something greater.
Athletes spend years preparing for their one shot at the Olympic Games. To be competitive in any arena it is important to be prepared for anything that might be thrown your way. It is important to understand your strengths and weaknesses and figure out how to work around them or use them to your advantage. Hard work, no matter what you are training for, will always pay off.
You Can Overcome
Life can throw you curveballs when you least expect it. A job loss, family death, or health problems can seem like more than a setback, it can feel like the end of the road. We learn that no matter what is thrown our way, we can’t let things, big or small, take us away from our goals.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
While not every sport is as team oriented as hockey or bobsledding. Even when our athletes complete in solo events there is always a team of people there to help them do the best they can. Similarly, we all have support systems there to help us when we need it. Whether it’s a significant other or close friends, coworkers or family members, you are surrounded by people who are there to help you succeed.
As you watch Team USA on the world stage this February, keep in mind that there is more to take away from these games than just winning gold.
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