Friday, February 19, 2010

6 Life Lessons Entrepreneurs and Businesses Can Learn from Olympic Figure Skating

Keep your eyes on the prize. Don't let anyone or anything distract you from your goals.

A lot of flourish at the expense of substance will be seen through.

If you have a glitch that stops the show for a bit - like your shoelaces coming untied - fix the problem quickly and move on. You'll be admired for grace under pressure, and for remembering the exact place you left off.

Assess the risks of falling. Others may remember your one fall instead of your numerous wins. But even more importantly, what will you remember?

Inconsistency doesn't work. If your jumping pass should disintegrate, spend more time figuring out why instead and less time apologizing.

The reward of being yourself is: you.

Photos: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This gracefully clarifies what too many forget now; determination in the face of ad-hocracy must somehow, in faith, hope, and love, be its own reward. :-)