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:
“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.”