|Pictures from OK, USA|
I have so enjoyed watching the Olympians perform in their various competitions over the last few days. What an inspiration it is to see all their hard work and perseverance pay off as they win their medals. But none of them just happened to get there just by their talent. If you do a little research, you will see that they have worked for most of their lives, starting as young children and working through one event at a time. The number of wins if often counterbalanced by plenty of losses, forcing them to reevaluate and improve their routines over and over again.
So, whatever it is you do, continue to improve your craft and don't be discouraged when you face a loss, it's just a step for improvement.