"Miracles Aren't Random": Olympic Skier Manifests GoldWhat does 18 year old Mikaela Shiffrin know about miracles?
She knows how to create one, that’s for sure.
In the 2014 Sochi Olympics she became the youngest woman to win slalom gold, and the first American to win women’s slalom since 1972.
She’s literally been studying skiing since the age of 5 and has put in enough training that her coach says she’s more like 25 years old, not 18.
In addition to the physical training, Mikaela put in the mental time to manifest her Olympic gold medal.
She said she envisioned the moment many times, imagining what winning a gold medal would look like. And while everyone else considered it her first Olympics, Mikaela had done it in her head enough times that it felt like her 1000th.
My favorite part of her story was when she said this:
I wanted to prove miracles aren’t random, that you can create your destiny. So I wanted to come here and create my own miracle.
Well done, fellow creator.
Mikaela also shared:
“You can visualize this in your head and you can mentally prepare and you can make the moment happen and create your miracle. But when it does happen, it’s hard to put into words how incredible it is.”
Pretty cool manifesting, if you ask me.
She reports her stream of thought when she had a frightening wobble in the middle of her run:
There I was. I’m like, ‘All right, I’m going to just go win my first medal.’ Then in the middle of the run, I’m like, ‘Guess not.’ Then I was like, ‘No, don’t do that. Do not give up. You see this through.’
And that’s how Mikaela manifested gold in Sochi’s women’s slalom.
Boston Globe’s Shira Springer writes: ” … under the intense Winter Games spotlight, she looked like the seasoned Olympic veteran she was in her head.”
Indeed. Can’t wait to see what Mikaela creates next. 🙂