3 Lessons From The 2020 Tokyo Games

The Olympic Games in Tokyo was a Unique one, as we all know, with 0 crowds and a worldwide pandemic keeping the athletes locked in for 16 days.

We saw a games where the athletes had their own thoughts on the most part to deal with and not outside pressure of fans making noise to put them off, or even to spur them on, just thoughts.



For me, it was a slow start, but it really picked up when the track events started across the field of sports.


It’s an Olympic game I will not forget, was it the best one ? Not even close…


However, it came with 3 lessons that we can all learn from, and use in our lives for our minds and body to keep it healthy and well.


So I’m going to share the 3 lessons with you below.

Stop The Superhuman Cap!

 

The Olympics advertisements and media are to blame for this, to sell and make profit they spun this lie that these athletes are superhuman, and although it sounds cool/you know deep down there is no such thing…

 

It has a knock on effect when we keep hearing this; it puts the athlete on a pedestal so high the fall could kill the athlete!

 

The knock on effect of the public is it starts to slowly burn away at them, that they are just humans like that is not a gift, and they are more of a being than you are…

 

 

Don’t get me wrong loads will be inspired too, I’m one of them to do better and to do more, but the fact is we are all human beings first, save this superhuman stuff for the movies.

 

 

Nobody is perfect, things happen and lessons are learned, and we saw with Naomi Osaka, Jade Jones, Simone Biles & many more that on a grand stage champions fall too, champions can opt out of an event if they feel like it…

 

 

That is a basic human right, this is not a dictatorship. No matter what anyone says, you know if you feel good, and you should always listen to yourself and your body.

 

 

You should never just do something because of the pressure of the public, especially something that could injury you, the same ones who are shouting at you for not doing something, will they take care of you when you are sick?

 

 

Will they pay your bills? At best, they can be annoyed at you, but so what…  These types you need to cut out of your life anyway, a test of a true champion is how he/she gets back up and for example for Simone that’s what she did when she received a bronze medal.

 

 

I’m sure when it’s all said and done, that bronze will stick out more, as she had to dig deep and mentally support herself to get that medal.

 

Lastly we all have hopes and dreams, but to live through someone else is death, to yourself and a waste of life on your part, because you have a set of skills that the person you are putting on a pedestal does not have.

 

 

When things go wrong now, and you turn on them because you wanted them to win so much, but really it’s for yourself to boost you, like it’s you…

 

We must watch that, and be happy for them but not act like it’s really you, I’ve seen this before, and it’s a very fine line, so watch it.

 

New Exp Now Not Later

 

We all talk about new exp, but how many actually live it daily?

 

One could argue and say everyday is a new exp, and it’s true but I’m talking about actively doing things that are new to you daily.

 

You could learn about something, go some place you’ve never been, listen to new kind of music etc.

 

 

For me this summer I ate food from the UAE for the first time, and enjoyed it & cannot wait to try it out again asap.

 

 

It’s about subtracting what no longer serves you anymore and adding new strings to your tennis racket.. Yeah I did not want to say bow!

 

 

For me at the games I watched new sports such as rock climbing, to be fair I thought it sucked but I took that exp and thought what else have I not seen that I might enjoy watching?

 

 

Then I started watching Hockey and saw India’s men team beat GB, it was a good match but again it’s not really my bag but I’m happy I got to see it for what it is.

 

 

So then I decided I wanted to exp watching Skateboarding at the Olympics, as other than playing the Tony Hawks game on the Playstation  years ago, I’ve never really seen the pro’s compete it in real life.

 

 

I saw both the park & the street events male and female. I really enjoyed it as it was so fun to watch the tricks, plus see what it takes to skate and just WOW!

 

What I loved most is that unlike most other sports, Skateboarding had a range of ages…

 

 

The youngsters took over and won the medals granted, and that was so cool, but there were older skaters in their late 30’s to 40’s going up against  12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & all the 20’s years of ages… That’s madness!

 

 

So I have 0 regrets watching Skating this was a great addition to the Olympics & I cannot wait until the Paris games to watch it again.

 

If I had just sat and watched what I enjoy most at the games which is Track & Field, Gymnastics & the football, I would not be learning nearly as much as watching something I’ve never seen before, or do not watch often.

 

Don’t Let Your Ego Control You

Now I’m sure we all saw what happened after the 100m race when defending champ Elaine Thompson-Herah
retained her Olympic Gold from 2016 In Brazil, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce & Shericka Jackson.

In the heat of the moment the ego took over Shelly & Shericka as they really wanted to get the gold.


It’s clear they are much closer than Elaine is with either of them, I don’t think they really like each other.


However, when you are running in a relay race for your country, you need to drop the ego’s as there is bigger thing at stake.


Repping your country with your ones relying on you to win, especially on the country’s Independence Day!

 

You leave that to one side, and you focus on the win, this is what a true champ does and this is what they all did.

 

The rest was their herstroy as you saw them mash it up & blow the rest of the women out of the water.

 

So many times in your own life we can ruin a good chance, by not being able to drop your ego and unite for a bigger cause.

 

Your ego will make a fool out of you if you let it make your choices for you, what you eat, how you work out and why.

 

Keep a level head, stay calm and make choices that will be best for you & if it means you have to team up with someone you don’t like that much, but it’s for a good cause than you should always do it.

 


THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

 

  Please do let me know though…

  

What Was Your Fav Part Of These Games?

 

  Which Of The Three Stuck With You The Most?

  

How Are You Feeling Today?

  

Until We Meet Again, Ciao

  We Look Up

 

Karim David

The Healthy One

146 Comments

  1. Tanesa Groves September 22, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I like what youre saying here, the ego stuck out the most to me.
    Sometimes I feel like I can get like but for work, so I felt that one the most.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:20 am

      Thank you, I’m happy you felt it in that way… Thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  2. Shonelle Stewn September 22, 2021 at 8:33 am

    New exp.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Thank you for the feedback 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jennifer Rickerby September 22, 2021 at 8:50 am

    This was very good, I’m happy that the trackstars got it sorted out.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Thank you & yes you and me both!

      Reply
  4. Corine Wade September 22, 2021 at 9:12 am

    The new exp one

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Cool, thank you for the feedback.

      Reply
  5. Breeon Stair September 22, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Nice, very well said.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Thank you

      Reply
  6. Tashelle Powell September 22, 2021 at 10:29 am

    I love this bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Thanks for the love.

      Reply
  7. Angelique Ledwick September 22, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Medal worthy indeed.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Aha I’m going to pinch this later on for my promo, thank you for your nice words.

      Reply
  8. Felix Mørch September 22, 2021 at 10:38 am

    All of the running.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Yeah it was so good.

      Reply
  9. Marina Thorup September 22, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Rugby

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Ok cool, Thanks for lettings us know Marina.

      Reply
  10. Margrethe Carstensen September 22, 2021 at 10:42 am

    I love this! I bought your meal plans last month, I’m losing so much weight I could cry.. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Thank you for the love Margrethe, Awww you’re welcome… THANK YOU!

      Reply
  11. Lisa Garriques September 22, 2021 at 10:44 am

    The superhuman part.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 11:25 am

      Cool, Thank you Lisa for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  12. Tye Solone September 22, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I’m doing good, and it’s soild as always.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Nice, and thank you for the feedback.

      Reply
  13. Jamila Ascue September 22, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Not waiting for new exp to come, you just take them now.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      facts

      Reply
  14. Courtney Ludlow September 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you for the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Np at all Courtney

      Reply
  15. Olivia Prislaeu September 22, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    This is so powerful, thank you for sharing this.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  16. Elizabeth Nembhard September 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    It really helped me out seeing the young skaters in Tokyo, the adults respected them and it
    motivates me to go for my goals.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm

      Yeah you’re right, you keep going and thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply
  17. Tina Gomez September 22, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    I love your whole outlook in life, thank you so much for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 22, 2021 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks for the love & you’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  18. Chrystyna May September 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Not letting the ego control you.

    Reply
  19. Kelvin Wulff September 22, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Epic bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  20. Elisa Berg September 22, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    This was a fun read, I’m glad I did read it.

    Reply
  21. Tom Høj September 22, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    BMX riding.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      Cool, thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  22. Frida Lorentzen September 22, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    No limits on where you can take this, keep going.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      Yeah I really see none, I will.

      Reply
  23. Dorit Thuesen September 23, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Don’t let your ego control you for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      Cool, I’m glad you liked that part.

      Reply
  24. Jennie Thuesen September 23, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Mental health matters so much and I’m glad it’s covered on here.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  25. Bii Dall September 23, 2021 at 7:37 am

    I liked watching the boxing.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Yeah it was really good.

      Reply
  26. Mikkel Juhl September 23, 2021 at 9:19 am

    The ego one.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Reply
  27. Tim Jameson September 23, 2021 at 9:21 am

    The womens 100 meters.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Yaay 😉

      Reply
  28. Nikolai Jeppesen September 23, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I like this new section, this is helping me deal with stress.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Oh great, I’m glad that it is helping you.

      Reply
  29. Jeppe Lund September 23, 2021 at 11:25 am

    The superhuman cap.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Jeppe.

      Reply
  30. Carl Eriksen September 23, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Going for new exp now.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Ok, Thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  31. Gray Adamsen September 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    I’m doing much better thanks, you know I’ve taken up yoga now as you suggested and it’s helped my back pain.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Oh great! I’m really happy for you that you’re back is feeling better & you’ve taken up yoga.

      Reply
  32. Mathias Sternz September 23, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    New exp now & not later

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Facts.

      Reply
  33. Melcia Hyde September 23, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    ETH creating history.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Back to back, Yeah, yeah!

      Reply
  34. Shakia Beard September 23, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Feeling good, this gave me a lot to think about in my own life.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Great, I’m happy that it did something for you.

      Reply
  35. Tasiya Nixon September 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I have a page full of notes on this, thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 23, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Aha, you’re welcome

      Reply
  36. Valerie Witpaard September 23, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Cycling

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Nice, I saw a lil of that.

      Reply
  37. Vanessa Haagensen September 23, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Why can’t I read this kind of content on the bbc!?

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Ahahaha!

      Reply
  38. Grethe Ravn September 23, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the share, enjoying life now thanks to you.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Wow! I’m really happy to hear that & you’re welcome.

      Reply
  39. Carlijne Versteege September 23, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    New exp have to happen now not later.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Facts.

      Reply
  40. Amy Hald September 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I really thought it would be called off, but i did enjoy it for what it was.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Ha, I’m glad it got to end and no one got sick.

      Reply
  41. Marj Woestman September 23, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Track and field events.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Yeah that was fire.

      Reply
  42. Alberte Johnsen September 23, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you so much for this! stop the superhuman cap is the best part to me.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  43. Shalesia Winter September 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I cannot choose all three, amazing stuff.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Lol, thank you!

      Reply
  44. Linda Booij September 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you for the support.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 24, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Np at all Linda 🙂

      Reply
  45. Val Hoppen September 24, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I’m sharing this with my friends.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks Val 🙂

      Reply
  46. Suga Takenao September 24, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Huge Di1 from Japan!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Eyyy, That’s real love… Big up!

      Reply
  47. Shibata Fujio September 24, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Love all the way from Tokyo!

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you for the love.. We 見上げる

      Reply
  48. Annelies Lubking September 24, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Taekwondo

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      That was really good.

      Reply
  49. Jo Masayoshi September 24, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Rowing

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      Cool Jo, Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  50. Katie Giessel September 24, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    So happy to have seen this, I needed this so bad.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      I’m glad you did then, bless you.

      Reply
  51. Muraoka Hokusai September 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    This helps so much.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      I’m glad it did for you.

      Reply
  52. Nor Kenkhuis September 24, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Working hard on my mindset since coming to your site. This is helping me so much, thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      I’m happy for you Nor, you’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  53. Miesje Snippen September 24, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Boxing

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Yeah that was really good.

      Reply
  54. Lotte Keus September 24, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Swimming

    Reply
    1. Karim September 25, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Yeah I saw a lot more of that this time around, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  55. Umeji Tadataka September 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Swimming

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Cool, Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  56. Yoshie Seika September 25, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Baseball

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Yoshie 🙂

      Reply
  57. Ohori Natsumi September 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Diving

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Cool 🙂

      Reply
  58. Sumadera Taisho September 25, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Long running

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      I’m not sure which event, but thank you anyway.

      Reply
  59. Tamaasa Tsuneari September 25, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Marathon

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Nice 🙂

      Reply
  60. Matsui Ado September 25, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    100 and 200 meters.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      That was crazy

      Reply
  61. Yanagida Urena September 25, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Really good I like it all.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  62. Fukuma Eire September 25, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Rowing

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Ok, nice 🙂

      Reply
  63. Kano Takanibu September 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Beach volleyball

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Cool, thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  64. Lee Kawa September 25, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Ego was the best.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 26, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you Lee 🙂

      Reply
  65. Kenny Sims September 26, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Greatness is in the mind, I learn this now.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Yes 🙂

      Reply
  66. Fukuma Eire September 26, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Hockey

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  67. Danny Ogi September 26, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Very well today.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      U I’m happy to hear that.

      Reply
  68. Matsui Ado September 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Shooting

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      I think I missed that, but cool.

      Reply
  69. Ohori Natsumi September 27, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Handball

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Lol that’s one sport I never saw this time.

      Reply
  70. Okuda Okichi September 27, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Marathon

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Cool 🙂

      Reply
  71. Yamamuro Euiko September 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

    I liked Judo.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      That was good.

      Reply
  72. Yanagida Urena September 27, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Fencing

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Nice

      Reply
  73. Yoshikuni Tane September 27, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for supporting, what country did for the world.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you guy’s for putting on a show.

      Reply
  74. Akanishi Sayo September 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Judo.

    Reply
    1. Karim September 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      That was good.

      Reply

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