Olympic runner Dominique Blake’s upcoming book, Diamond Laws, focuses on some of the life lessons she’s learned on and off the track.

Here are a few lessons that can hold true for even non-Olympians:

  1. The biggest success stories often happen after a struggle with commitment.
  2. Teaching someone to attain her own success is far more valuable than doing it for her.
  3. Focusing on your attitude, approach, and action will give you the upper hand because you will be mentally prepared.
  4. When you provide a service of value you should always have as much product knowledge as possible.
  5. Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will make you look like an overnight success.