Apolo Anton Ono asks himself this every day…

Olympic fever time!

I was just watching a human interest story on Apolo Anton Ono…

What a cool guy, he’s driven ad charismatic and easy going and absolutely in love with what he does…

In the interview he said this —

“Before every day you go to sleep. Ask yourself one thing. Did you do every single thing you could today to make sure you did your best?  It’s hard to answer yes, every single day.”

I thought to myself — YES, that’s it!

He has the key…

Every day, go into that day with the intention to be the best version of yourself —

When you ask yourself at night if you did everything possible to be the best version of yourself, you won’t always come up with a ‘Yes’…

But, I guarantee you, if you approach your life like this — each and every day — no matter what happened the day before —

The quality of your life will immediately lift significantly!

Leave me a comment, let me know if you are ready to approach every day like this regardless of what the day before brought or didn’t bring…

You are extraordinary!

Go Big!


14 Responses to “Apolo Anton Ono asks himself this every day…”

  1. Jerry says:

    I saw this story too and that comment stuck with me big time. Watching his work ethic was inspiring. I spent all day sunday tring to drive that message home.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Jerry!

      That’s great that you had already responded to that quote…that means you are ready! Remember, at the end of the day, it isn’t about the successes you had, it’s about how you chose to show up in your day that counts!

      Go Big!

  2. Leila says:

    Thanks for this Kristen. Sportsmen often seem to have great ways for giving their best. Thanks again.

  3. Howard Boyd says:

    Hi Kristen,

    Great quote…I believe truly this is one of the great secrets of living a life on purpose.

    All The Best,
    Howard Boyd

  4. Soumya says:


    Thanks for this new approach.I would try to implement in my life and would like to see
    the changes

  5. Marianne says:

    Great post Kristen! Very important area of focus. Thanks!

  6. Mr.V.L.Bridges says:

    Your body is like a highly tuned race car with an on board computer.Remember Night Rider? Now a race car can run on regular gas and old spark plugs with a dirty air filter.The computer can have spam downloaded into it all day long and it may not even start.If this was your car and it cost $180,000.Would you not keep it tuned up with high test gas and new plugs and air and oil filters, making computer upgrades when possible.You should treat your body the same way; give it the healthiest diet of fruits and vegetables lots of clean water;download informational books and DVD’s and CD’s use your super computer for something more than video games.Our genetic make up is so similar to to each other that at one point in human history the poplulation was greatly reduced to maybe 30,000 or less. From that tiny amount of the healthiest smartest humans we evolved.We may be different colors due to the suns influence and the passage of time and evolution of thousands of years.but we are from the same genetic pool. I teel you this because many feel they are not as healthy as tis person or as smart as that person.The truth is it is our decisions and choices that determine who is the super healthy person and who is the smart person.The Internet is filled with the knowledge of the world at you fingertips.USE IT!

  7. Garima says:

    Hi Kristen!

    This is to tell you that its awesome man…….I would have been the best if I would have been in my best version all the time…….thnks for the idea…..its lovely

  8. daniel jones says:

    Ive lost all motivation,I concentrated on recovering a relationship and saw signs it was working all along but this last weekend everything disolved and Im demoralized

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Daniel,

      I know you are feeling really low right now but if you weren’t feeling demoralized, what would you be focused on?

      Everything ebbs and flows, don’t resist and you’ll come through this faster…

      Go Big!

  9. Mercy says:

    Kristen, really glad to see your last comment! For a perfectionist, Apolo’s question is poison, because the answer is Always going to be “no”! There is Always more to be done, and that’s what makes life fun and exciting (for me)! I like to ask “What did I do today that was the best version of myself?” That way I go to sleep thinking about what I want to do More of, instead of berating myself for not being perfect 😉

  10. Ono obviously has the right question-Did I do everything possible today to achieve his goals. Unfortunately, for most of humanity, we don’t even ask ourselves did we do anything to help achieve our goals.

  11. Will says:

    I’d like to say that one key is being grateful. Each and every day, I end the day with thanks for how the day has taught me and others wonderful lessons and I thank the universe for that. I next thank it for the day I am going to have in advance of having that wonderful day and do my best to actually feel thankful. For the last three months this has been and will remain a daily habit.

    I don’t have bad days, I have wonderful days as a result and the amount of gratitude gets bigger and the results get bigger every day. What would you do if you knew you could not lose… everything I could, and first I’d say thank you for being able to do it!

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