I loved watching the Olympics over the last two weeks. I was so proud of our Canadian athletes regardless of whether they received a medal or not. I know how much work goes into preparing for the Olympics and just qualifying for them is an achievement.
As I reading more about the Olympians and their stories, I realized that there are so many life lessons we can learn the athletes. Here are some of the life lessons I was reminded of during the 2014 Olympics.
I’ve always loved the spirit of the Olympics and have already seen so many amazing stories come out of the 2014 Olympics. Despite some controversies, I’m focussing on the athletes and the incredible training and determination that has made them the best in the world. There is something so inspiring about people who push themselves to the limit physically and mentally.
While there is no question that genetics plays a role in becoming an Olympian, it also takes perseverance, a laser-like focus, a support team and a commitment to your goals. The rules athletes follow to achieve success can be followed by anyone to achieve their own goals.
Creativity is not something that only a few more people are born with. If we are open to new ways of thinking we can increase our creativity in every aspect of our lives. Can you imagine what the world would be like without creativity? We’d still be wearing the same clothing styles, driving old cars and without most technological inventions.
Creativity can be defined as “a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created.” Mikael Cho writes that “creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain.”