I enjoy the background stories of individual Olympians – how they got to where they are. At some point, each of them had a vision of winning Olympic Gold and they made a commitment to be the best. The Olympics are all about performing when the pressure is the highest and when everything is on the line. That requires both rigorous physical training, and also mental conditioning so that when it matters most, they focus on performance. The vision, the dedication to a sport, and aligning both physical and mental strengths are all important. The same is true of every great company – each one had a clear and graphic vision of their future, a dedication to achieving a goal, and a relentless focus on developing and aligning specific organizational strengths to achieve their vision.