“Miracles Aren’t Random”: Olympic Skier Manifests Gold

miracles aren't random: olympic skier manifests gold

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What 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. 🙂

  • February 26, 2014
  • Barbara says:

    Miracles aren’t random! Nothing is! Smart young woman!

  • LovelyMe says:

    Totally inspiring!!!!!

  • Parul Bhargava says:

    What she said after being awarded the medal… 🙂
    “Both of the women on the podium with me tonight were my childhood heroes, and I’m just honored to be up here with them,” Shiffrin said. “I’ve proven to myself that I can win. The gold medal will change me the way I want to be changed. I’m still going to be the same girl, and looking for more speed on the mountain.”

  • Jessica says:

    “Miracles aren’t random”, that simple statement is so profound. This will be my new mantra.

  • Ooh Terry! I’m going to use that one.
    I find that the moment I can visualize something, it’s done. It usually happens within a year. When I’m living it, it’s like deja vu:-)

  • Terry says:

    Now here’s a post I have to share with my daters! Many years ago, when I wanted to lose weight, I read about basketball players improving their scores by visualizing themselves making baskets. I put the practice to use visualizing myself stepping on the scale and the number stopping at my desired weight. It worked! Only method that did for me.

  • Parul Bhargava says:

    What a fantastic story!! I LOVE it!!! I’m going to be coming back to this one many many many times!! 😀

  • Love this Jeannette! Thanks for posting about it.
    For me, the essential part of the story is this point of contrast:

    Then in the middle of the run, I’m like, ‘Guess not.’

    There is a permission in there that I think is hard to pinpoint unless you’re in the middle of it, but that is essential to having what you’re wanting.
    In the next moment, she makes a new decision:

    Then I was like, ‘No, don’t do that. Do not give up. You see this through.’


  • Cassie says:

    Oh Jeannette this has me grinning ear to ear! I love, love, love seeing athletes harness their deliberate creation talents!!! Thank you so much for sharing. On my way to create more miracles….

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