Usain Bolt – a legend of our Times


Probably the most researched fact about Usain Bolt, is his real name. So let’s answer that right away. His real name is in fact Usain St. Leo Bolt. Now what are the odds of that? The fastest man alive today, has the word BOLT in his name.

Having watched multiple BOLT videos it’s evident that he truly enjoys what he does. He possesses an easy going flow when engaging the camera’s and fans. It almost seems like, he is just being himself. Its confidence without the arrogance. Whichever way you interpret it, it is a pleasure to watch.

So what can we learn from Usain Bolt?

Based on the videos watched and some of his quotes this is what we have gleaned;

Bolt’s famous quotes:

“Easy is not an option…

  No days off…

  Never quit…

  Be Fearless…

  Talent you have naturally…

  Skill is only developed by hours and hours of WORK”

Consider this – A man in an arena of the world’s best, is able to beat and set a new world record in a way that left crowds astounded. The world’s fastest man gives all his focus and dedication to make it look so easy. So the question is, how much of time, energy and discipline are you willing to dedicate to your goal? Are you giving enough to get the result you feel you deserve?

Put in perspective, 1hr of your time equates to 4% of an entire day. Are you putting enough time into your goal?


“A lot of legends, a lot of people have come before me. But this is my time!”

Consider this – No matter what has happened in the past, right here, right now, you are ready. This belief takes away all self-doubt. You feel energized, purposeful, confident…


‘’Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending’’.

Consider this – you have to be able to visualise your end game. If you unable to see the result you want, the body and mind will not be able to map out a course for you to get there.


‘’There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher’’.

Consider this – believe you are that good. This is self-confidence. Fake it if you have to, because soon enough, you will believe it and be that great.


We at Pure O2 believe that there’s a lot that can be learnt from people at the top of their game. Usain Bolt a legend of our time, inspires us to believe but more importantly, inspires us to strive for the BEST versions of ourselves.

If you like what you have read, you should definitely not miss the movie…


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