Olympian gold medalist Usain Bolt’s 100m record time was 9.58 seconds.
His split time in Jamaica’s record gold medaling 4 x 100m relay was 8.79 seconds.
Where am I going with this?
Having a head start has a dramatic impact on your outcome.
In Usain’s case, his time was 8.24% faster when he had a running start.
Give yourself a head start whenever possible. A couple examples…
- Prepare for a meeting by taking a couple minutes to research the individuals, the company, their industry, etc so you can jump right into the conversation
- If you’re a student, take an internship w the company you want to work for before graduating