3.3.17

Trayvon Bromell: See The Vision

See The Vision. That’s my 2017 motto — not just for myself, but for everyone.
Trayvon Bromell

For Olympic sprinter Trayvon Bromell, visualization is key. Whether he’s crouched in the blocks with tunnel vision pointed down the lane or looking farther than 100m into his future, Trayvon does everything with intention. That’s because he knows setting a goal isn’t enough — it’s only the first step.

Trayvon’s vision? Become one of the greats.

How does he #Prepare4Greatness? By following these steps:

DEFEAT DOUBT

“After the times I’ve produced, people don’t really put too much pressure on me,” Trayvon said. “I’ve put myself in that bracket with the top-ten fastest guys in history. So, there’s no pressure going into next year or years down the line, because people know what I’m able to do. People know I work hard, and they know I dedicate myself every day to better myself. So, I don’t feel any added pressure. It’s just the game we play. It’s a game of chess. You go through different obstacles, but somebody’s gotta be the king.”

 

Love The Grind

“My mindset, my day-to-day work ethic, is what separates me from everyone else,” Trayvon said. “Every day I go on the track, I’m like, ‘Ok, this is what I have.’ For instance, I have eight 200s: ‘Let me do nine coach — let me do ten.’ Because those two extra ones are going to make me better than the next person who’s just doing the ones that their coach is telling them to do. I want to be better, so I have to do more.”

Focus On You

“Knowing that I’m not the tallest guy, I’m not the strongest, that puts a different mental aspect in my head,” Trayvon explained. “I have to work twice as hard to try to beat these guys. I have to be the first one out of the blocks, I have to put meters ahead of these guys, because they have this born ability that I don’t have. They’re taller than me, they’re stronger than me. But I know if I work hard, if I work at the things that I need to do to make my race better, then I know I can be one of the greatest.”

Plot Your Course

“You have a goal or a dream that you want to achieve? Go after it,” Trayvon urged. “Don’t just talk about it, actually go out there and perform and try to reach that goal. It’s not going to be easy, but anything is achievable when you work hard for it. Don’t just sit there and let it move further and further away from you. Go get it.”

I have to represent New Balance to the best of my ability. I have to represent myself, my family. I have to represent the talent I was given. I’m not losing that vision. I’m not losing that fight. I’m not losing that hunger.
Trayvon Bromell

Trayvon’s challenge to you is clear: know what you want and be brave enough to chase it. This year, he is determined to come out on top. Are you? In the comments, tell us about your vision and how you’re going to #Prepare4Greatness.

1 Comment

  • Sanford Outlaw, Jr.:

    Excellent! I often tell a story of two friends, one with great ability the other with lesser ability (but with greater drive). The one with great ability speak of becoming an engineer, the one with lesser, a doctor. The lesser one completes night school and gets his diploma and his accepted into college. They continue to share their dreams with one another. Years past, the not so smart one becomes a doctor, and yes, his friend is still talking, but no action.
    Mr. Bromell, our Lord and given you unusual ability and He made you fast for a reason. Continue to work hard, walk in humility, never take your life for granted, honor Him not just in word but in deed. I Samuel 2:30 “for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.” Go in the name God, our Savior Christ, and the Holy Spirit will empower you and let the world take notice.

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