PHELPS Your Way To The Top
Can Michael Phelps in the 2012 Olympics do what he did in 2008 Games? In London this summer all eyes will be on the water to see if he can do it again. With ever story there has to be a reason we all succeed.
I was inspired while watching the 2008 Olympics and seeing Michael Phelps win 8 Gold Medals in 8 events. Mr. Phelps was incredible and it was a blessing to see how he handled himself before, during and after each race.
After witnessing greatness I was encouraged to give you a formula through each letter in his name so that you can PHELPS Your Way To The Top.
The P is for Practice. Everyone wants to play the game but the differences in winning or losing can be determined in the way you practice. How you practice the game is how you play the game. A team may practice in one week three hours a day for five days just to play one sixty minute game.
The H is for Habits. Developing great habits while you practice is what can take you from the bottom to the top. What habits in your life can you work on to make your performance better? Are you the one that comes in early and leaves late? Do you help your teammates or co-workers to become better? These questions are here to give you answers to what can move you toward your dream.
The E is for Education. When you know you begin to grow. Class is in session to end your recession. Learn from others and take courses so that you can have what you need to apply. Don’t wait on the classroom to get your lesson. Learn from each person and situation that you come across in life. These opportunities will show you what to do or not do.
The L is for Love. I wrote an article called Thin Line between Love and Great. because you are that close to living your dream and fulfilling your destiny. When you love what you do you will never quit and keep going even when the rough gets tough. Look in the mirror and find a reason to love yourself. The mirror is on the wall and it says “You are the greatest of them all.”
The P is for Performance. No matter how much you practice or study there comes a time when you have show what you know. The meet or competition gives us all a platform to measure our success against others. Take what you learn during each event so that you can apply it to make you better.
The S is for Sportsmanship. In victory or even in defeat keep your head high and shake hands with your opponent in winning and losing. I have never met you before. I do know that you are a winner. You gave me a chance today to inspire and encourage you. You read every word that I was empowered to give. Thanks for being a good sport.
Whether you swim, run, dive, work, or dream now is the time in your life that you should strive to PHELPS Your Way To The Top.