These supposed “secrets” come from Olympic gold medalists, though I’m not so sure about #6.

There are some spiritual principles here as well.

  1. Stay laser-focused on your goals, despite what your skeptics may say.
  2. Don’t back down from the competition — they will likely bring out the best in you.
  3. Never give up. When great obstacles arise, pick yourself up and get back in the game. Continue reading

Ignore these at your peril.

1. Life is about relationships, human and divine. Mess these up, and you got no life.

2. Work is something you do, not who you are. Enjoy it, don’t hang yourself on it or for it.

3. Your past is like the tail on the dog. Wag it.

4. Your future is like a dog’s nose. Wet it.

5. Life goes through phases, and they all end up at the same place. Prepare for it.

6. Personality should be shaped slowly and carefully until it becomes character.

7. You are too puny for the Beyond. Above all else, get Help.