Saturday, August 16, 2008

Seven for Seven

Michael Phelps continues to amaze with his most unbelievable win. I think his win in the 100m Butterfly will be the most talked about coming back from behind winning by .01 second. (.01 SECOND!)

Made me think about how giving something extra when you don't think you have it ... makes a difference. There are other "life lessons" in there I am sure. Watch race here!

What was your take on Phelp's 100m Butterfly win?

1 comment:

Daniel R. said...

I was watching, and I didn't think there was any way he was going to win. But he did. Crazy comeback. You're right - so many life lessons, chief of which may be the timeless ideal of hard work. I love that in interviews, Phelps doesn't come across as arrogant or aloof, but not falsely humble either, which I think is more annoying. He just knows he's busted his butt his whole life and it's paying off in a big way. I think the real lesson from all these Olympic events is that hard work is its own reward. You might not come out on top every time (unless you're Michael Phelps), but your shining moment is the culmination of the hard work you've put in. Not the typical American winning-is-all-that-matters notion, but perhaps healthier and more rewarding.