At yesterday’s meetng I highlighted Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis and announced that I would be keeping an eye on him during his Wednesday race. Shani was coming off a loss in a short race. His strengths were the two upcoming long races … the 1000 and 1500. Shani was looking for his 3rd Gold in three Olympics. He was the favorite.
On your marks. Get ready. Bang!
Off Shani flew only to finish a disappointing 8th. The race favorite finished 8th.
As I mentioned during yesterday’s session, life does not play by any rules. The simple fact that the weatherman says it is going to rain does not mean it is going to rain. The favored horse does not automaically win the race. Shani was a lock for gold … or was he?
You want more? Google Shaun White the snow boarder. Julia Mancuso the downhill skier.
Message? You CAN’T win if you don’t play. You won’t always win if you do. If you love the action, you will both show up and play. And when the stars are aligned and you practice your buns off, you will win … sometimes.
PS. I have two more Olympic-based stories for you. Stay tuned. Figure Skating and my Rule of 1.6%.
Both will be worth your time. Be on the lookout for them.