Olympians represent the absolute best and most elite athletes in the world. They define Greatness to the "T". After visiting the most recent Olympic Games, Lewis Howe shared his eight rules of greatness that he learned:
1) Create your vision: Vision is the beginning of the journey for how they got to the Olympics. The vision of making it to the games allowed them to get through all the pain.
2) Develop your talent: They are the best of the best. They got there by training and development. They do what they love which inspires all of those around us.
3) Be obsessively passionate: Talent isn't enough, you have to be obsessively passionate.
4) Learn from the best: Find a teacher or mentor. Don't live on your own, build a powerful inspiring team around you.
5) Embrace pain and adversity: The bigger the dream the more pain is coming. Fall in love with the process, not just the prize.
6) Play for something bigger than yourself: Olympians play for their country.
7) Understand that all we can do is our very best: We are always capable of more than you think, but all we can do is our best.
8) Acknowledge and appreciate your accomplishment: It's not about the end result, it's about every step along the way.
Much like an Olympians journey, greatness is not just about the medal at the end of the game. It is about learning to enjoy and embrace each step of the process as you write your story. As you prepare to write your greatness story, think like an Olympian.