The MOST IMPORTANT Thing Usain Bolt Learned
We were lucky enough to soak up the atmosphere at the World Athletics last month.
Although we all bid farewell to Usain Bolt, who at one point only had cheetahs and elks for his competition, there’s a lot we can learn from the way he thinks, acts and behaves.
What he said in a recent documentary really resonated with me, and my Scale Philosophy:
“One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the LAST ONE (set) is the most important one. Because THAT’S WHEN you start improving. THAT’S WHEN the work pays off now. Because your legs are DEAD and you gotta push your body. It’s like moving past a barrier.” – Usain Bolt
Bolt was always stretching his comfort zone. If he ran uphill on grass, pulling a metal frame in 24 seconds, he would try to do it in 20 seconds the next time.
Most people are accustomed to a comfortable life and so they never go beyond their limits. They hit a ceiling.
Our most successful clients by far, are those that are Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. They learn. And move on.
This week I want you to look in the mirror and ask yourself: How Comfortable are you with the Uncomfortable?
- What would happen if you knew the rules so well that you could manipulate them to suit your purpose?
- What if you could learn how to observe what was going on around you and write the rule book yourself?
Surely that would give you the absolute advantage.
Surely that would show you the route to winning the game – on your terms.
(And, this is where my comparison with Bolt ends!).