Ebook ➩ Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday Autor Apolo Ohno – Islecook.co.uk
Gold Medal Winning Olympic Speed Skater Apolo Ohno Shares The Inspiring Personal Story Behind His Enduring Success As An Elite Athlete And Reveals The Universal Life Lessons He Has Learned Through His Training And CompetitionZero Regrets Its A Philosophy Not Just About Sport But About Life School, Business, Academics, Loveanything And Everything Its Complicated And Yet Not You Have To Figure Out Who It Is You Want To Be Not What You Want To Be Who There Has To Be A Vision, A Dream, A Plan Then You Chase That With Everything Youve Got Over Three Consecutive Olympic Games, Apolo Ohno Has Come To Symbolize The Very Best Of The Competitive Spiritremaining Equally Gracious In Victory And Defeat, Always Striving To Improve His Performance, And Appreciating The Value Of The Hard Work Of Training As Much As Any Reward It Might Bring In Zero Regrets, Apolo Shares The Inspiring Personal Story Behind His Remarkable Success, As Well As The Hard Won Truths And Strategies He Has Discovered In Good Times And Bad Raised By His Single Father, An Immigrant From Japan Who Often Worked Twelve Hour Days, The Young Apolo Found It Difficult To Balance His Enormous Natural Gifts As An Athlete With An Admittedly Wild, Rebellious Streak After Making A Name For Himself As A Promising Young Speed Skater, His Career Was Almost Over Before It Began When His Lack Of Preparation Caused Him To Finish Last At The US Olympic Trials In A Life Changing Week Of Solitary Soul Searching At The Age Of Fifteen Led Him To Recommit Himself To His Training, And At The World Junior Championships He Won First Place Overallone Of The Most Remarkable Turnarounds In Sports History From That Moment On, The World Of Speed Skating Had A New Champion And Apolo Was On His Way To Legendary Status Much Than An Account Of Races Won And Lost, Zero Regrets Is A Compelling Portrait Of A Father And Son Relationship That Deepened Over Time And Was Based On Respect, Love, And Unshakable Faith In Each Other For The First Time, Apolo Reveals What He Knows About His Long Absent Mother He Makes Us Feel What It Is Like To Face The Best Competitors On The Planet With The Eyes Of Millions Of Fans Upon You And He Shares His Secrets For Achieving Total Focus And Mental Toughness, Secrets That Can Be Applied In Situations Well Beyond Sports We Learn The Details Of The Unbelievably Intense Workout And Diet That He Endured While Training For The Winter Olympics, A Regime That Literally Reshaped His Body And Led To Some Of His Most Thrilling Victories In This Deeply Personal And Entertaining Book, Apolo Shows How We Can All Come Closer To Living With Zero Regrets While Apolos Own Journey May Be Unique, The Insights He Has Gleaned Along The Way Have The Power To Help Us All Feel Like Champions Every Day Love this book It s so honest and well written Lots of information that the non diehard athlete would never realize inhabits a winner s mind I really admire Apolo s pure drive, and I hope he makes another Olympic appearance on the ice before he moves on His dedication and perseverance have already translated into other things winner of DWTS love that show , and I m sure he will continue to shineuntil the pizza craving kicks in again and he winds up a pudgy chunk on the couch in sweatpants and tube socks and oily bandana watching old skating tapes and living in the past NOOOOoooo I m sure he won t let this happen He s way to awesome, that Apolo with one l The Winter Olympics wouldn t be the same without him. I ve always found Apolo Ohno s story and successes very inspiring, but to read his philosophies, strategies and life lessons gleaned through his experiences was a real treat The characters are well drawn and writing is well done, so you feel like you really understand the people that are portrayed, and the storyline unfolds effortlessly, even if you re not an insider to the world of short track speed skating I, like other readers, am touched by his father s strong character, devotion and tough love, and by their strong bond It shows you how important parental instincts arenot many would condone or advise what his father was compelled to do when Apolo was squandering away the opportunity to fulfill his capacity for greatness in his sport What follows afterwards is not only history and the excitement of reliving the drama of the Olympic races, but a glimpse into the heart and mind of a true champion Apolo overcame much adversity to become a winner on his own terms even were it not for the many medals he has garnered. The short review A well written portrait of a champion who somehow remains humble.The somewhat longer review I really enjoyed reading Apolo s book I have recommended it to my students at Clemson and to my family and friends It is a great portrait of what it takes to become a champion and yet somehow stay amazingly humble How does he do it Did someone help him write this and help him keep it humble and well written I don t know Either way, I would love to meet this young man and see for myself if he is truly a great champion both on the ice and in spirit I particularly liked how Apolo handles the side effects of short track skating, meaning that almost anything can happen and he and the other athletes just have to deal with it After all, there were many times in his skating career that he could have whined about how unfair everything was or complained about not getting the gold medal But, he didn t At least in the book, he sounds truly happy with what he has I find that quite inspirational I bought this book on my Kindle and will re read it whenever I am feeling that life is over whelming or unfair. ZERO REGRETS BE GREATER THAN YESTERDAY succeeds not merely as a compelling memoir, but as an inspiring motivational guide to mental and physical strength, personal and professional reward, through the pursuit of zero regrets.I loved reading it, particularly the love, respect, admiration, and gratitude Apolo has for his amazing dad, Yuki Ohno Mr Ohno himself is an inspiration, and we can all do well to learn from his wisdom, his constant and unconditional love, and unwavering support as Apolo s hero, best friend, coach, mentor, Dad Short track speed skating serves as the dramatic medium for Apolo s profound and powerful message fraught with unforeseen challenges at every turn, seemingly insurmountable obstacles and in Apolo s case, amazing recoveries and brilliant victories short track is the perfect metaphor for life, and Apolo the perfect example of living with zero regrets.In the prologue, Apolo states I did not want to write a book out of some sense of self indulgence, or perfectionism, or self adoration No Instead, I simply wanted to make plain what I have learned along my path in the hope that my journey would encourage others to strive for what is needed, to reach for the unreachable, to recognize that everyone makes mistakes but the point is to bounce back stronger Thank you, Apolo and Mr Ohno, for sharing so much of yourselves and what you have learned, and encouraging us and inspiring us to be greater than yesterday in this moving, beautifully written book.