With the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games less than 1 month away, I spent some time checking out the famous pre-Olympic commercials that were out. I was caught pleasantly surprised by how some of the commercials made you feel. I felt inspired, motivated, and even a bit emotional.
The top eight that I picked was chosen because it offered some of the best life lessons and motivational speech/music. It really makes you feel the hard work, sweat, tears, and blood these athletes put into their training to become the best in the world. Now, without further ado…
PS: As a Canadian, I’m going to be a little biased here 😉
They are the inspiration brothers that took home gold in speed skating in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The lessons taught here is after they lost their first final race. They said “move on”. Just like in life, we need to move on from the bad, and go on looking forward and keeping our head up.
This was a cute commercial because it reminded me of the Jamaican Bobsled team. Those who have no snow still continue to train for the Winter Olympic Games. What’s your excuse?
The great Jon Montgomery! He is truly a Canadian hero. He is a gold medalist in the skeleton in the 2010 Winter Olympics. His mom supported him in as many ways as possible, especially in convincing him to see the positive. Changing your attitude and paradigm can change your life.
Simply put, when you work hard and win, you need to celebrate hard!
As a Canadian hockey player, this is one of the most inspirational commercial I’ve seen. No matter where you play, you play your heart out. Love the music too.
Mo Tao-bum is a Korean speed skating that won gold in the 2010 Olympics. He surprised most people because he was not a favorite. He learned to trust in himself, friends and family. Also, he learned to take a break from it all. Stress does not do you any good.
Evan Lysacek, the American figure skater, teaches us that failure is normal. You have to fall over and over again by yourself before you even get a chance to show anyone your art. Thousands of hours of solitary training is worth it in the end.
It all starts with a dream. Those who dream will create goals, thus have a chance to succeed in life.
Leave a comment below if you have any commercials to suggest!