A few days ago I began writing about why I love the Olympics. I focused on the importance of camaraderie and specialization. But today I want to talk about the importance of being persistent.
See everyone that makes it to the olympics has beaten hundreds of people for that opportunity. They are better than many in their activity, and yet, they get to the olympics and most of them never even get a medal. Does it mean they were not good enough, or that they didn’t practice enough, or that they wasted all that time practicing. NO it means that someone else was better at that particular time in that particular activity. But that doesn’t mean that those who don’t get medals should quit?
The importance of specialization and being the best in your world means that you may not get an olympic medal, and there may be hundreds of people better than you in that particular activity, but what’s important is that you are the best in your world. Don’t ever quit something you love because you lost. Don’t ever quit something you love because there are so many players in the ring. Don’t ever quit something you love because you may never be the best in the world.