So today is the Super Bowl 50, the year 2016. Seems the perfect time for some reflection about championship.
Here are some thoughts from those acquainted with being a champion.
- When at a young age you learn to face your fears, that makes the difference between people being champions and people not being champions.
- Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
- I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
- Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than they compete to best others. Champions are not just athletes.
- Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people’s lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?
- The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
- Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
- True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
Here’s to the champion in all of us!