Lolo gives us some great words on how how to reach your goals, tips we could all profit for.
In a few short weeks, all eyes will focus on London for the Summer 2012 Olympics, but Lolo Jonesdoesn’t have to wait for the torch lighting ceremony. She’s already a fan favorite! The world-champion hurdler is featured in the July/August 2012 issue of Fitness Magazine, dressed in patriotic stripes and colors. In the interview, she shares advice on being the comeback kid after an unfortunate fall cost her the gold medal in Beijing, setting goals, and turning adversity into victory. Get inspired by Lolo Jones!
Recovering after a loss:
“Man, I was so close to that gold, I tasted it. Everywhere I’ve gone the last four years, people say, ‘Oh, you’re that girl who messed up.’ I no longer want that reputation.”
“Any time a bad thing happens, when I haven’t made a team or I’ve been injured, I think, There’s got to be a reason for this. Adversities make you mad, they make you sad, they literally break you down, but if you fight through them, they make you stronger, sharper, and more motivated.”
“I own it now. I’m going to crush you even if you’re my best friend. Also, I’ve learned not to compare myself with other people. I want to be the best that I can be, not necessarily better than you. That’s pretty liberating.”