Nothing like sports to teach us valuable lessons about life. We often forget that we need to always go beyond our limits. We have to always tell oursleves that our best is never enough.
Some of the protagonists of the Beijing Games have taught us the best way possible - by EXAMPLE.
Examples of determination, focus and concentration like Michael Phelps and Cesar Cielo.
Examples of lack of mental and psychological fiber like Jade Barbosa
Examples of over-confidence and short-sightedness like Diego Hypolito.
Examples of the virtue of knowing ans studying your adversary better than him/herself like beach volleyball duo Walsh and May.
Examples of victory in defeat and humility in grandeur like judo athlete Eduardo dos Santos.
The list could go on and on, but what's probably the most important thing is knowing that there can always be someone better than you, so that is why we need to keep doing better than our best in life as a whole.