‘Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something-anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration.’
The past two weeks have been a Olympics frenzy, the world has been gripped by the games – the amazing achievements from our athletes, the spectacle which was the opening and closing ceremonies and the organisation of the entire event. The olympics really has lifted our spirits, captured our imaginations and inspired a generation.
What can we all take from the Olympic athletes?
#1. Believe in yourself – If you don’t how can you expect anyone else to?
#2. Aim for the moon and you’ll land among the stars. – Set your sights high
#3. Persist – It takes hard work, determination, motivation and dedication to succeed
#4.Take inspiration from others who have achieved their goals. Whatever your goal is seek out others who have successfully achieved it. Learn from them
#5. You are too smart to be the only thing standing in your way. Take responsibility for your own destiny and happiness. No-one else can do it for you.
#6.Take support where you can. The athletes most certainly did not achieve their successes without the encouragement, love and practical support of their coaches, family and friends. If you can – join a group of people with similar interests or focus. Research has found that the power of community is one of the most effective methods of making progress – whether it be anything from sports training to weight loss we all perform better as part of a group.
#7.Keep the dream alive – remind yourself often what you are working towards… don’t allow smaller events or setbacks to knock you off course.
‘The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. Its as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.’
How has the Olympics inspired you?