Sage Kotsenburg – New Trick for Olympic Gold

What word best describes Sage Kotsenburg, the snowboarder who landed a brand new trick he’d never tried before—and did it in the Olympic finals to win the gold!  Daring? Bold? Cool? Confident? Crazy? Bonkers? Lunatic?

No word captures the spirit that possessed him when he decided to throw down a trick he’d never tried before—the 1620 Japan Air—a four and a half rotation, board-grabbing maneuver that he landed flawlessly on his first try in the Olympic finals, to win.

Most Olympic athletes practice each movement thousands of times to reach perfection. Sage had never done that particular trick before. But he felt he could do it, and he did it.  He might not land it next time, but when it counted, he pulled it off. Most of all, he dared to try it.

Maybe it’s the thrill of being at the Olympics—the great competition—the chance to shine for the whole world. Or maybe it’s just supreme exuberance that comes from knowing you’re good, loving what you do, and being willing to take a chance. Whatever it is, we could all use a dose of it! Try a little shot of Sage’s Supreme Exuberance–at whatever you do!

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