It is true. Your speed increases as you become more skilled in an activity. Hence, it is very important while acquiring a skill – that we do not focus on the speed of performing that activity. The focus should be on the activity itself.
Speed is a byproduct.
Bob is exquisitely demanding. But it is with him that I learned this essential truth: Nothing is impossible.
And this: Because nothing is impossible, you have to dream big dreams; the bigger, the better.
So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination.
You dream. You plan. You reach.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes.
But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.
Perseverance, determination, commitment, and courage – those things are real. The desire for redemption drives you. And the will to succeed – it’s everything. That’s why, on the pool deck in Beijing in the summer of 2008, there were sometimes no words, only screams.
Because, believe it, dreams really can come true.
– Micheal Phelps
Source: NO Limits – the will to succeed – by Michael Phelps