As the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, Michael Phelps won his 23rd gold medal on Saturday at the medley relay. Emerging from retirement to take on one final round of Olympic Games, Phelps came motivated to win.
There’s no doubt that Phelps is one of the most physically gifted athletes of all time, but his success is also due to a number of other factors. His methods for visualization, setting goals and preparing for any type of scenario have helped position him for success.
So how does the aquatic superstar do it? Here are six secrets to success that have pushed Phelps as one of the most talented athletes in history.