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After watching Usain Bolt eliminate his competitors with ease, this article should make you think:
You want pace? Or maximise your potential?
Have you ever noticed a strange thing when you get off the highway onto an off ramp or side road? On the highway you're doing about 100 km an hour, and the speed limit on the side road says 60 km an hour.
You hit the brakes, and think you may have slowed down to 60.
Yet, you're still doing 80 plus.
Horrors! You were sure you'd slowed down enough and yet you haven't.
You're experiencing pace vs. potential.
If you were driving at 60 before you hit the off ramp, you'd do 60 quite easily.
It's because you were oh-so-fast, that you ended doing an 80.
But how the heck are you going to ever do an 80 in your life, if you don't hit 100?
Because when you're on 100, even your hit-the-brake speed is a good 80.
People hate to be pushed
They want to go at their own pace. They believe they know what's good for them. Yet your life is like a car. You don't know your potential till you really hit the accelerator. You don't know how far you can go unless you hit feel the tires steaming up.
Look around you. The little ol' lady in the next lane is still getting to her destination, but she'll get there whenever. At her own pace. Pace is great. But potential, ah...now that's when you really know the stuff you're made of.
Which is why even Usain Bolt has a coach
Which is why Usain is the best sprinter in the world. Because his coach knows the pace of the Bolt. But the coach pushes Usain to his potential.
The difference between pace and potential isn't always a big gap. Try it. It will make a world of a difference in both your business as well as your personal life.
Pace is good. But pace is you. And goodness gracious, you don't really know yourself as well as you think you do.
- Potential is when you hit the accelerator. When you find what is really possible to achieve. Once you know what you can achieve you're breaking the speed limit.
- Usain Bolt is naturally talented. Yeah right. So are a million other athletes. The difference between Usain and the other runners is Usain Bolt doesn't keep to the pace of the others. He keeps stretching his own potential. You should too.