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Take what you have and be more
Date Added: 30/08/2015 00:00:00
Author: Grant Morgan
‘How does Usain Bolt run so fast’ was the headline of a recent BBC News editorial that examined the difference between the 11 time world champion, other professional sprinters and everyone else. Interestingly, the speed at which a sprinter moves their legs is not their secret; being the best relies on years of training and strategy. This philosophy can be applied to all aspects of our lives and businesses; whether you are an amateur runner or a business owner, helping yourself is the only way any improvement can be made - listen, learn, implement and fine tune.

Incredible achievements are rarely the result of dumb luck. Lionel Messi famously stated ‘It took 17 years and 114 days to become on overnight success’; these words will resonate with everyone that has ever achieved. Relentless hard work and unflinching dedication are often the sacrifices spectators and competitors overlook. How are they doing that, that's impossible, their just lucky are just some of the excuses people tell themselves when those around them excel, rubbish, your competitors are better because they have better technique and strategy than you.

Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Usain Bolt has won every race he has entered at a World Championship or the Olympics (with the exception of one, where he was disqualified for making a false start). I think it's fairly safe to say that he likes winning, but to think that he has won every race he has ever ran is ludicrous. As is the case with Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt's overnight success was the result of years of training, learning, strategy and dedication that resulted in the person we all see today, who makes winning look so easy.

I recently shared the below image and I thought it was apt:

Hats off to you Usain Bolt, to excel as you have done is inspiration to us all.

All the best

Grant Morgan
Developer Eyes
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