If you’ve been tuning into the Olympics, you probably saw Michael Phelps win his second gold medal of the 2008 Games last night.
It happened in the freestyle relay – and WOW – what a come-from-behind victory.
The French ran out of oomph before the fight was over. Afterward, the anchor leg for the French appeared to be in a coma – not wanting to believe he just got smoked. I know the feeling – and yes, it does hurt.
As a result of the stupendous final leg of the relay, Michael Phelps dream for EIGHT Gold medals in one Olympiad is still alive.
Just saw a quote from Howard Schultz of Starbucks fame: “Who wants a dream that’s near-fetched?”
Yet, in Phelps case, his dream isn’t looking as far-fetched as others once thought.
One thing is for certain, the man is focused like a laser beam. And this level of focus does not come from lack of practice. In fact, from age 12-17, Phelps didn’t miss a day of practice. Not one. Regardless of the occasion.
How many people can say that – about anything.
When you look at Phelps you don’t just see a physical being who is in peak condition – you see the mindset of a man who refuses to let anyone else talk him out of his dreams. After he reads negative publicity saying “he can’t do it” – Phelps clips out the article and puts it in his locker for inspiration.
This is far better than listening to and believing your critics. Why not take their negativity and turn it into rocket fuel.
Tis a far better idea, me thinks.
I’m so pumped about Phelps’ second gold of this Olympics that I’m keeping my half-off special going for yet another day.
Practice Dao Zou and the The Chinese Long-Life System every single day, without fail, just as Michael Phelps does with his swimming, and you’ll change your body and your mind in seemingly mysterious ways.
Expect success – and make it happen.