There’s no doubt that our generation is blessed to watch Usain Bolt run and win severally. It’s not just the winning that’s amazing, but the attitude.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, we’ve seen more of his cheerful spirit than ever. While he ran alongside his Canadian counterpart Andre De Grasse in the 200M Semi finals, he graciously slowed down towards the finish line and laughed with him, as if to say, “come on guy, we’re finishing this together”.
He did the same for his Nigerian counterpart Divine Oduduru.
Bolt is such an inspiration, leaving many to wonder what could be his secret.
As I watched his 200M final race, I saw something.
Bolt understands the Psychology of Winning.
Notice how he laughs and jokes heartily. He melts the competitive spirit of other contenders and disarms them.
Bolt is phenomenal!
He plays on their minds, laughs with them and beats them hands down.
The Winning Mindset laughs and plays, but always has the mind fixed on the goal.
But there’s more.
Bolt setup himself for victory.
Months before the Rio Olympics, he featured in ads as the fastest man on Earth. But much more is the certainty they had about him.
Psychologically, he prepared the world to celebrate with him.
Each event leading to the races saw him as the winner. It was a psychological warfare…and he won.
However, we do not in anyway rule out Bolts preparedness for victory.
His Commitment to hardwork is epic
He knows that success is not an Accident. You pay the price for the prize you want.
Bolt understands the Psychology of Winning
1. He lets them think they’re all together and there’s nothing to lose.
2. He slows down and doesn’t give them much of an edge at the preliminaries. This reduces their tendencies to put up a stronger challenge.
3. At the finals, he leaves them behind, kills the smiles and goes for gold.
What a way to win.
He doesn’t just make his enemies to be at peace with him, but makes them celebrate with him.
I believe he has left us all with the greatest lesson of all –
Stoop to Conquer!
He could have come in and from the first race, destabilize everyone with an amazing new record. But his humble ascension left everyone in awe and his glory remained.
As with all forms of knowledge, Bolt has added to our catalogue, and much more. He has set up his own online store.
He just keeps breaking the records.
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Let’s go forth and bring in the trophies, with the assurance that the best is yet to come. Remember to share this with a friend and inspire someone today.