Michael Phelps: Focus and determination – Get Inspired! series

A few days ago, a friend of mine asked me: “Ivan, what inspires you?“. I thought about it for a second and … I told him.

The funny thing is that based on his reaction to my response I could tell that:

(a) he was not expecting that type of answer (probably he was expecting more the “usual” response, mentioning people like Mahatma Gandhi or in business related matters names like Donald Trump); and
(b) some people may not be aware of the huge amount of sources of inspiration out there!

The reality is that you can find incredible sources of inspiration everywhere! and if you are failing to get inspired, it is simply because you are not getting exposed, or better said, exposing yourself to them.

So, I came up with the idea to start a new series called: Get Inspired! in which I will be sharing some great stories. Some maybe well known, some maybe known to few people. Some will be short 2 minutes videos, some may be longer.

The point I want to make is that everywhere in the world there are amazing people doing amazing things. And getting to know more about this amazing people will certainly get you thinking in a different way and hopefully getting you inspired to go out there and make a difference.

So, I am planning to share this stories regularly. Most probably on Fridays (so you get the weekend to think about it and get ready to crush it on the following week).

So, here is the first one:

Michael Phelps is a phenomenon and arguably the greatest olympian athlete of all time. His accomplishments are simply outstanding: 14 gold medals (winning 8 of them at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games).

In this video you get the opportunity to get a small idea of what it takes to accomplish such remarkable success, such as:

– Training non-stop since age 11 (with a period of 5 years training without taking a single day off)
– Extremely intensive training sessions (how about swimming as hard as you can for 10,000 meters?)
– The extreme focus to accomplish the goals established

Enjoy!

And by the way, if you have some great inspiring stories please share them with all of us down below on the comments section.

P.S. If you are wondering what was my response to my friends question, well, you will find out throughout the course of this series.

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7 responses to “Michael Phelps: Focus and determination – Get Inspired! series

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  2. this really gives you a good kick…
    you realize how many things are in front of you. but still, it’s all possible to achieve with a clear goal

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