The Olympic Games end tonight with the closing ceremony. There’s something truly inspirational about The Olympic Games, we get to witness the hardwork, dedication and passion that athletes have for their sport. It’s not just about getting a medal, athletes come to the Olympic Games to surpass themselves and fulfill the dream of a lifetime.
As I was watching #Rio2016 yesterday, it became clear to me that Life is similar to the games, we are in a constant boxing ring, we get knocked down, we fight back and when we fail we must learn from the things that went wrong, we can all handle defeat and come back stronger than before. Today, I wanted to highlight the most memorable moments of #Rio2016 and show you the simplest lessons that we can all learn from the world’s best athletes.
1. Don’t take life too seriously
Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse exchanged smiles as they crossed the finish line for the 200 m semi-final. I love this picture, I think it shows that even if The Olympic Games is the most anticipated sporting event in the world, you can still enjoy yourself and win the race!
2. You can succeed quickest by helping others to succeed
Here’s one of my favorite moments from Rio Olympics: Two runners crashed together and they helped each other cross the finish line. They should have won the medal of sportsmanship!
3. Always remember why you started.
I love listening to athletes after their performance, sometimes it’s inspiring sometimes it’s heartbreaking. I’ve been amazed by the fact that most athletes thank their fans for their support and encouragement. I saw a speech where an athlete was in tears because he was grateful to gather people through sport that it was a beautiful thing to make people forget about their problems. Moving! Always remember why you started.
4. You’re not too young or too old to start
Nick Shelton became the Oldest Olympic medallist at the age of 58. American gymnast Simone Biles is only 19 and has won 5 medals (4 gold medals!) she’s incredible!
5. Don’t be afraid to do things your way
Shaunae Miller literally threw herself across the finish line to win the gold medal!