In my book, winning is winning. The skills you use to win in one field are very much transportable to another field.
It is with this in mind that I’ve been following the Michael Phelps story over the past 48 hours.
Yesterday, Phelps got demolished in one of his olympic event races – losing by an entire body length. Apparently this was a shock to the swimming world. A major upset. The first time Phelps has lost by this magnitude in nearly half a decade (or something along those lines.)
There was some controversy over the other swimmer wearing a new kind of swimsuit that Phelps wasn’t able to wear due to his endorsement contracts.
Instead of getting distracted by the politics, he comes back today in another event and shatters his own world record in the new event.
The great champions in any field, whether it be sports or business, may stumble… but they never ever give up. And this alone is one big secret to winning in adverse conditions.
For the greatest champions, losing is completely and utterly unacceptable. And the same can absolutely be said for entrepreneurs. The great ones never quit. They always find a way.
Here’s the question of the day:
Do you have the mental attitude of a Michael Phelps, or the attitude of those who he routinely beats?
Why or why not? Post your comments below