The Olympics is all about recognizing the best of the best. Those who win are stronger. They go faster, they go further. They don’t just show up. They show up to win. And in the end, the winners step up to the podium and take the gold.
As flawless and it may seem, Olympic athletes don’t win on their own. It takes years of training and a team of people to get an athlete conditioned to be the best of the best.
Every athlete has a coach to guide him and condition him for the events. They begin with a goal in mind – winning the Olympic Gold Medal – then break their training down into years, months, weeks, days and hours. The Coach pushes the athlete not only physically but mentally as well. A Coach will get them to push harder when they would normally want to give up.
Athletes also have the support of their countries on their side. They have their friends, families and a fan base cheering them on. Some athletes will have sponsorship deals that help to pay for their training and travel. Without this support, they would never make it to the Olympics on their own.
Even if an athlete is competing in an individual event, they are all a part of a bigger team. Whether they are a team of 2 or 10, they rely on their teammates. Michael Phelps didn’t win all of his 20+ gold medals alone; some of his events were team relays.
These same rules apply in this game we call business. If you want to win the gold, you need to surround yourself with a team of people that will lift you up. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Look at who you are spending your time with and ask yourself if they are helping you achieve your goal, or if they are hindering you. Then assemble a Master Mind group of resources that will coach, support and work alongside of you to help you GO FOR GOLD!