Usain Bolt: The value of Believing in Yourself

The fastest man on the planet electrified the Olympic Stadium and the world with his amazing performance in the 100m. The world had doubted Usain Bolt’s ability to win the 100m sprint, but Bolt did not doubt himself. Bolt believed. He believed in his ability to win and he also believed in his religion. In this performance, Usain Bolt perfectly illustrated the value of believing in yourself. 

Before we get to the main body of the article, here are some commonly asked questions about Usain Bolt

What religion is Usain Bolt? Usain Bolt is Christian and can be seen praying to god before a race

Why is religion important to Usain Bolt: Religion is very important to Jamaicans, with many being Christian

When was Usain Bolt disqualified? He was disqualified at the World Athletic Championships in 2011.

Usain Bolt’s Net Worth? $ 6 million

How fast can Usain Bolt run? 23.2 MPH

What about Usain Bolt’s Diet? He stated he eated McDonalds before the 100m.

What is hi 100m Record? He holds the 100m World Record at 9.58 seconds.

And now on to the main article! . . .

Usain Bolt is the perfect illustration of the value of believing in yourself.

Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold medal in 100 metres a the Olympics in London 2012

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. This is an article about belief, not about religion. It’s an article about how important belief is in self improvement. Belief can take many forms. We can believe in ourselves, we can believe in god, we can believe in nature or in life itself, we can believe in science, we can believe in anything. What we believe in is irrelevant. All that matters is that we believe in something, for belief itself is where true power lies. The value of believing in yourself, or in some power that gives you confidence and strength, is unquestionable.

If you swallow a sugar pill believing it’s a medicinal tablet that will cure your ills: it will (this is a scientific fact, for more on this look up placebo effect). If you believe that god will save you at your lowest moments, god will. If you believe, as Usain Bolt did, that you will succeed in the biggest challenge in your life, you will. Belief, regardless of where it is placed, is an incredibly powerful force. If you enlist the value of believing in yourself it will take you far.

All athletes know this. Athletes like Usain Bolt use the power of belief to give them the mental edge to win. And it’s not just athletes who can use the power of belief. If you believe you will succeed, you will. In many ways, it really is as simple as that. The complex part is that you have to believe with enough conviction.

Usain Bolt’s belief does take a religious form. He says a prayer and looks up to the heavens before a big race. As I said earlier, this isn’t about religion (Bolt is Christian if you are wondering). This article is about belief. The point is Usain Bolt has some form of unquestionable belief and hits belief gives him the strength to go out there and win.

I hope Usain Bolt can inspire millions around the world to realise the value of believing in yourself. If you belief in yourself; if you belief, without question, that you will achieve the miraculous, you surely will.

Belief is the arrow tip of the soul that sends a man flying down life’s tack to success. Arm your bow with belief. It will carry you far. And people with good beliefs tend to suffer less of the symptoms of low self esteem.


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