You Can Use These Michael Phelps Gold Medal Secrets

Much has been written and said (and a lot more to come) about the incredible Olympic performance of Michael Phelps. And there’s no question in our minds that he deserves every one of the accolades and then some.

Well, he did it. 8 gold medals in 8 races for Michael Phelps. A truly amazing accomplishment.

And the beautiful thing is that all of us benefit from his performance. Every time Michael stood up on that gold medal platform, he reminded us that anything is possible.

Because he’s an outstanding example of someone who has followed the Universal Laws that always bring success. And you can find the clear evidence of that in some of the media coverage of

In an article about Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman, NBC Sports reported, “Bowman, who is something of a student of success literature, said a recurring theme of his coaching and direction is that successful people…make a habit of doing things other people aren’t willing to do. And that’s our game here.”

“The difference between successful people and failures is that successful people make a habit of doing the things that failures do not like to do.”

And that’s just one pretty obvious reason for Michael’s success, but there are others…Contrary to what NBC might have you believe, the purpose of these games is not to have you sitting around spending more time on your butt in front of the TV!

The purpose is to get you inspired to go out and reach for YOUR dreams!

Like the Universal Law of Cause and Effect, “the greatest principle in the history of mankind.”


“The Law of Cause and Effect says that everything happens for a reason. For every effect in your life, there is a cause, or series of specific, measurable, definable, identifiable causes.

This law says that if there is anything you want in life, an effect that you desire, you can find someone else that has achieved the same result or effect, and that by doing the same things that they have done over and over you can eventually enjoy the same results and rewards.

“Success, however you define it, is not an accident. It is not a result of good luck versus bad luck. Even if you have not taken the time to clearly identify how you got from where you were to where you are today, there have been a series of specific steps that you have taken that have brought you to where you are at this minute. And the fact is, they could have brought you to no other place. You are where you are, and what you are because of yourself. It has been your choices and your decisions over the months and years that have inevitably determined the condition of your life at this moment.

“The most wonderful part of this is that at any time you can start making different choices and different decisions, taking different steps and you will inevitably arrive at a different place than where you are today.

“The greatest thinkers of all time, going back to the earliest recorded writings of the earliest religions, the earliest philosophers and metaphysical schools have all emphasized the power of the human mind to shape individual destinies.

“The key to your enjoying more of what people call luck is for you to engage in more of the actions that are more likely to bring about the consequences that you desire. At the same time, you must conscientiously decide to avoid those actions that will not bring about the consequences that you desire, or even worse, will bring about consequences that you don’t want.

“The laws of cause and effect, action and reaction, sowing and reaping, are timeless truths, universal principles that have existed since the beginning of man on this earth. All success, happiness and high achievement comes from organizing your life in conformance with these timeless principles. When you do, you will achieve satisfaction and enjoyment at levels seldom experienced by the average person and of course, people will start to refer to you as lucky.”

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8 Responses

  1. As a struggling, but getting somewhat successful author, thank you for these encouraging words. I spent 25 years trying to get my first book, DUNNOTTAR, published. That was in June 2000. Now I have 19 published and fairly successful books out. Yes, dreams do come true, but not without hard work holding their hands.
    Best of luck to whatever Michael does next!
    Janet Elaine Smith

  2. Jay Hudson says:

    Sounds like Michael Phelps has been reading Secret of the Ages,The Magic of Believing, The Power of the Subsconscious, and maybe even The Success System That Never Fails, all terrific books for any serious success seekers.

    Jay Hudson

  3. Another struggling author here – I’ve watched my children grow and achieve each in her own time – keeping on when they want to give up – they may never win gold medals except they sure do make their mom proud. You have to have a dream — from the movie South Pacific and never let it vanish and I know Michael’s parents must be as proud of him as they can be – he is a tribute to perseverance and inspiration Thank you and good luck Michael
    Billie A Williams

  4. Jayant says:


    Thanks for the inspiring article.It is very true. “Success, however you define it, is not an accident. It is not a result of good luck versus bad luck.”

    All best,


  5. param says:

    That was an awesome article, makes me proud not only of Phelps but also the author . Well done and keep up the good work.
    Best regards

  6. An ispirational post. The more people spread the word of positive actions and mindset the better. Came accross you blog by accident and glad I did. It’s amazing the amount of people who do not realize that the life they are unhappy with is the life they made for themselves! and just changing their attitude and actions can change their life.
    I will return.

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