I live for moments like the Summer Olympics, when millions can just revel in the inspiration set forth by the athletes that have trained all their lives for this competition. This year I watched the trials with my children and not only enjoyed them, but I realized how much we can all learn from these amazing men and women (many of whom are actually teens).
Aside from being glued to the TV set during the almost all the U.S. Olympic trials, I was fortunate enough to be able to interview three Olympic medalists: Steven López (Taekwondo 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and a 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist), Henry Cejudo (Wrestling 2008 Olympic Gold medalist) and Diana López (Taekwondo 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist).
Not only do they inspire you. Just by looking at other athletes you can learn so much. When Nastia Liukin fell literally flat on her face I wanted to cry, but when she got up and received a standing ovation, I realized that’s something we should all do.
Here are the seven lessons we can all learn from Olympic athletes:
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Good luck to the amazing and inspiring athletes that will be showing their sportsmanship, resilience and talent during the 2012 London Olympics!
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