Monday, 13 August 2012


Who is Usain Bolt?

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is undeniably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, beating rival Yohan Blake, who took silver. Bolt ran the race in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record. The win marked Bolt's second consecutive gold medal in the 100-meter race. Bolt went on to compete in the men's 200-meter, claiming his second consecutive gold medal in that race. He is the first man to win both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games, as well as the first man ever, to win back-to-back gold medals in double sprints.
Interested in knowing more about his early life and his efforts to get to where he is presently visit this link here

If you're young and aspiring, you intend being great, you'll want to make history and be the best at what you do, I'm not referring to just the track field here, you could be aspiring to become anything, what so ever interests you, make you happy and excited. Then you should have learnt something from this exceptional man. If you intend coming out the best and making history on the track race to greatness then there are some things you do not just overlook or take as one of those things, you have to learn from your predecessors, their struggle and way of life, success as well as their not so awesome moments. Some might have noticed these things but it did not just register there, while others might have been too excited to learn anything at all well whichever side of the bar you fall, now is the time for you to summon your subconscious and get all these registered:

The haziness at the start of your race to greatness does not determine what the result at the finish line would turn out to be. Never be discouraged by you colleagues or better still your age mates who shoots out fast at the beginning, your destiny isn't the same. Now this is not saying those who start up effortlessly/flawlessly cant be the best at what they do or cant make history, it is only saying ''what works out for Paul might not work out for Mary''.  So Mary don't be moved when Paul starts perfectly and you are starting unsteadily cause your start does not determine your end the efforts and the persistence on your way to the finish line would determine what would be your outcome.

Your best fan, the only fan that would never leave, the one that knows your true worth should be you, never doubt yourself, other fans might turn from you and concentrate on the raining star but the only time it truly matters is when you turn away from you. There’s a saying that ''the number of times you fail does not determine whether you are a failure or not but you only truly become a failure when you give up on trying again and again and again till you get what or to where you desire''. If you have ever given a shot at something and quited, you will agree with me that you only quited when you stopped believing in your capability, people's impression of you might have lead you to the point of not believing in yourself but you did not quit until you started believing them and finally agreed with them.

Be confident, when we say you should be confident, it does not mean you should go around swollen with pride ready to explode at any instant. Just in case you are wondering, what the difference is, you want to be sure you’re not on the wrong lane already and if you are, you’ll like to know and retrace your steps; to my understanding and from a saying I came across long ago I will say confidence is a situation where you know what you are worth, what you can do and you go ahead to do it without any anxiety or doubt if in the process you turn out the best and you’re prized, you appreciate it but wouldn’t wallow in it for too long while pride on the other hand is when you go around expecting others ''people around you'' to know what you can do, your worth, you go around with a swollen ego putting all your efforts to being noticed that you end up not actually doing anything tangible, you let your success be dependent on how often people applaud you, you’re eager to prove to people that you’re the best and no one’s achievement can be compared to yours, your only driving force is to be noticed, to see people worship you and when you finally finish a phase admirably and get more praises, you wallow in it for so long that you feel like you’re at the peak of success, forgetting that you could go farther, achieve more, do better than your present level of accomplishment, thereby limiting your capabilities and success. Humility would take you way way farther than you ever dreamt of reaching; not living out the fact that often times people mistake confidence for pride, which is not fair.

Even though it feels good and boosts your morale, zeal and energy when you are being acknowledged and appreciated in the process of working your butts real hard to get to the finish line, do not depend so much on people’s applauses especially when you’re not there yet, cause it comes and goes ''just like weather'' if you put so much significance to what people around you say (or their Compliments) on your way, you’ll seriously be unsteady, distressed, discouraged and ripped of the zeal to go farther when the negative remarks comes rolling in, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate the good compliments and remarks though ‘’it will be rude not to’’ but yet, don’t let it be a determinate factor of the energy/passion you put into achieving your goals on the contrary let it just be a very minute contributing factor. Don’t forget; No man is an Island; behind every successful man is a team of intelligent individuals so chose your team wisely. 

In as much as you should not under estimate the ability of your opponent at the same time do not be too bothered of what the other person is up to, that is the reason why you see that on a race track everyone have their own track so ‘’no one would upset/hinder the other’’ there would be no collision or disorderliness on the track. If instead of running ‘’going about your business, doing things that would bring about your success and the best’’ you go around worrying about what the other person ‘’might be your office colleague, course mate, age mate, friend etal’’ is up to instead of running ''studying, doing your job, starting up great ideas, pursuing your dreams(goals) etc.''  You would completely lose control of your track and fall into someone else’s lane and possibly cause chaos and disorderliness mostly for yourself cause the person would simply hop over you and keep moving and even if the person is unfortunate enough to collide with you he/she still have a greater prospect of getting to the finish line than you do.

"It's what I came here to do. I'm now a legend. I'm also the greatest athlete to live. I've got nothing left to prove."
– Usain Bolt
"When I was young, I didn't really think about anything other than sports."
– Usain Bolt

Everyone has a purpose in life the earlier you discover yours the more successful and fulfilled you’ll be. Stand for something, be driven by something and be passionate about something it could be God, your country, your family, the poor, the rich, the old, kids and whatever it is that could possibly stand as a driving force for you. It makes you not want to give up any time it is so hard and seem like your goal is unattainable….

And after all your efforts, hustle, focus, discipline and all the strict procedures you ensure to see to your success. When you get there you will be distinguished, appreciated, people would want to be acknowledged with you, the coming generation and even some of your age mates would look up to you as role model and more wonderful things that you never even imagined would happen to and in the process I would say do not forget the poor, those who assisted you in getting to that level and even those who didn’t believe in you deserve to be appreciated too ‘’you wouldn’t be where you are or have the insight to keep moving were it not for those challenges that forced you to succeed’’ they are one of those challenges, at one point or the other you must have worked harder than you’ll do on a very good day to deprive them the pleasure of seeing you fail.

I am just making an effort to relate the track race to our different chosen vocations cause I’m pretty sure, not everyone reading this is a sprinter. If the first time you read this article you see no way it relates to you, I’ll advice that you go through it a second time and I hope you get something off it and in way it touches you

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