Monday, 8 August 2016

#OlympicGames - 5 Lessons You Taught Me

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Buenas Dias!
Hope y'all had an Epic weekend. It's a new week with all new opportunities just waiting for you.
This #MondayMotivation we're going with the Health & Fitness Theme on the Blog Tag.
After watching the Olympic Games Rio 2016 trailer & Opening Ceremony with the unbelievably gorgeous Adrianna Lima, I just had to do this post.

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.
So here are the 5 Lessons learned from the Olympic Games that can be applied to your daily lives.
Remember, Success leaves Clues.

1. Dream Big
"Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get," swimmer Michael Phelps told the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Michael Phelps is the Most decorated Olympian of all time! So take it from him, the only limit in life is you. I get it, it's nurture, our environment, and the "standards" we've become accustomed to. So it's hard for some to believe that there is more out there. But I promise you there is. All you need do is Dream more and ignore limits.
Too often do we settle for less when More becomes exceedingly unavailable. Believe in more.

2. Embrace Hard Work
"Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made," women's gymnastics champ Gabby Douglas told NBC.
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% Perspiration. 
I won't sugar coat it for ya, it takes massive action and hard, hard work to achieve true success. 
But Today's journey could become tomorrow's Legend. 

3. Cultivate the Team Culture
"Whether we had finished on top or not, the thing that I'm proud of is sticking together," Olympic beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor told CNN.
No one worth remembering has ever gotten anywhere on their own. It takes a team, it takes a tribe, it takes a mentor, it takes having someone to catch you when you fall. Someone to lift you up when to stumble. Be humble in remembering those that have helped you achieve your success. 
I am truly grateful for a friend who has supported my author of being an author since day one. I cannot even begin to describe my gratitude for her friendship and encouragement.

4. Have Fun
"Have fun, because that's what life is all about," swimmer Ryan Lochte told
What's the point for working hard, taking massive action and dreaming big if you're not having fun along the way? Failure is a big part anyone's journey so it's important to enjoy moments and have fun along the way.

5. This is YOUR Journey
"You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours,” said coach Herb Brooks told the 1980 U.S.A. men's ice hockey team.
Ahh coach quotes are some of my favorite. They really know how to rev up your soul. 
This is your journey. No one, NO ONE can take that away from you. At the same time that means, this's your responsibility, it's your choices that define it. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE successful started off where you are right now, they weren't born a winner, they weren't instantly. brightly wealthy, no. So take that realization as incentive to kick out any doubts you may have and go out they to achieve your destiny. 
Make it so they couldn't ignore you even if they wanted to.

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  1. I needed these quotes today. I am having a hard time believing that I can succeed.

  2. These quotes and life lessons are just great! I've never really watched the Olympics, but I do appreciate the athletes!

    Jasmine /

  3. Very inpirational. Feeling motivated now to get everything done on my to do list! Thank you!

  4. Omw, love this! In times of so much negativity and pain, this is such an amazing but of light in the darkness. Very motivational n inspirational. Brilliant!!

  5. I wish I would have read this earlier in the day! Ha! I guess I will have to read it first thing tomorrow to get me going on everything I need to get accomplished. Right now, I am just going to go with #4 Have fun! Woo-hoo!

  6. I love this post, it is so inspiring! These quotes are perfect for me now.

  7. Such an unusual place where to find inspiration but these quotes are amazing nonetheless!

  8. There are so many things that we can learn about the Olympics and most of it, you've written beautifully here. The athletes are proof that passion and hard work can lead you to something big.

  9. Pushing yourself to do more and daring to dream is a big part of my ethos and I think it is important that we all live life like this.

  10. I love the quote about hard days being the best. What a great motivator that is!

  11. I love the quotes that you chose. The one about putting limits on yourself has always spoken to me.

  12. I agree. Always dream big. As they say, if your dreams never scare you, it aren't big enough.

  13. Embracing hard work is sometimes how you make it closer to your dreams. Sometimes when I feel like giving up, I just think about the rewards when I am going to be done :)

  14. Teamwork is so important in reaching your goals. You sometimes need other people to build you right up.

  15. These are some pretty awesome quotes. My favorite is the one about having fun! =)

  16. I haven't had a chance to watch the Olympics yet, but I agree. There is so much inspiration to be found at the Olympics.

  17. These are amazing and inspirational. I needed to read these today.

  18. These were very motivational. I was feeling kind of bleh today, so I needed these quotes to get me going.

  19. I can't even imagine the feeling they must have walking out. What a great reward for years of hard work.

  20. Teamwork the most important when competing with a team. Team Philippines got the 1st silver medal from female weighlifter Hidilyn Diaz! So prous of her.

  21. These fun themes are always welcoming spices and additives for our blogging pot of life and experiences. Seeing the Olympics here makes me realize that I should support my country!

  22. These are some important lessons to have learnt not only from the olympics but in life

  23. Love your Olympic-themed post! So motivational and inspiring! Amazing quote by Phelps "Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get,” so let’s be dreamers without any limits!

  24. I love this list.
    I'm always reminding out kids that we are a team and things work great when we do it a for our family and have fun between!