The Olympic Games happen once every four years, but their splendor never goes away. The best athletes in the world compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals for their countries. There are many excellent performances, but there are some wipeouts as well. The Olympics can teach us a lot about persistence and building a good character. For each of the rings in the official logo, these are 5 lessons that we must learn from the Olympic Games.
- If you want something, you can achieve it. Although this only happens with the right mindset, you can achieve something if you want it. The athletes who compete in the Olympic Games knew what they wanted before they competed in the Olympic Games.
- It takes a lot of work to become the best. More work yields better results. The athletes competing in the Olympic Games spent an untold amount of hours getting stronger and practicing their techniques. Becoming the best is not an easy task, and you don’t simply end up in the Olympic Games by accident.
- There are going to be some bad days. The gold medalists in skiing had to learn how to ski on ice. It is very easy to imagine that these athletes got hurt while practicing their sport. Imagine teaching a child how to ski. That child can eventually learn how to ski, but there might have been some bumps and bruises acquired along the way.
- Preparation allows you to be clutch when people are paying attention. Millions of people watch the Olympic Games. However, these people are not watching the athletes when they spend years preparing for the Olympic Games. Many viewers don’t get to see the top runners practice for years. They just see the runners run during the Olympic Games. Preparation allows the runners to run really good times when people watch them during the race.
- It feels good to be victorious. When a United States athlete gets a gold medal, millions of people in the United States are cheering for that athlete–whether at the event or while watching the event unfold on the big screen. When a Canadian athlete gets a gold medal, millions of people in Canada are cheering for that athlete. Then, the athlete gets the medal which shows that all of the hard work finally paid off. In the Olympic Games, it feels good to be victorious as a country and for the athlete. You can feel victorious by accomplishing certain goals, helping others, and doing other things that make you feel victorious as well.
Those are the 5 lessons that we must learn from the Olympic Games. Although the Olympic Games take place every four years, these lessons must be rooted into our mindsets during the Olympic Games and beyond.