Episode 66: Olympic Dreaming with Adoh Doherty

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

Today we’re talking about the “must-have” books for summer vacation! Here are the books we would take with us on a trip to the lake or summer trip. 

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome

Adoh Doherty: Triathlete for JP Elite & Team USA

When he was 11 years old his Dad hung the Olympic rings over his bed so they would be the first thing he saw when he woke up and the last thing he saw when he went to sleep. Becoming an Olympian has been a dream that Adoh has had for as long as he can remember. He was blessed with success early on in his High School track career, where he learned discipline and stamina. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he competed on their track and cross country teams. He is currently a USA triathlete at JP Elite where he dedicates all of his time and energy to the sport he loves.

Olympic spirit in the DNA

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, son of an olympic trials competitor in track and field, Adoh had his sights set on the Olympics at an early age.  “Where do you see yourself?”, his father asked him.  Adoh, inspired by the responsibility to carry on the torch, didn’t miss a beat, “I want to do what you couldn’t; I want to be an Olympian.”  His father promised we would do what he could to get him there.  

This dream allowed Adoh to focus on what he needed to accomplish to get there versus the circumstances of his environment.

Lily pad goals

While pursuing a BIG dream Adoh learned to avoid distraction by setting small goals, what he calls “lilly pads”, small, achievable goals that to get you to the big goal.  Nothing worthwhile is going to be easy so he surrounds himself with people who make him better.  Adoh pushes himself to the limit every day and so when his head hits the pillow he knows that he did everything he could to get one step closer to his dream.

Adoh’s Advice

Stay the course.  The pain is worth it.  The path is going to be harder than you think.  The future is yours.  You are the next [Insert dream].  The dream instilled in you is there for a reason.  Stay the course. Stick with it.  Work hard and hang on when it gets hard.  I love you and thank you.  You are the next leader of the world!

You can find Adoh at @adoh11

Key Takeaways

  • Try everything to find the thing you are good at and passionate about.
  • Go for the win and do your best every day. 
  •  Whatever you go through can make you stronger, make you better. 

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