Michael Phelps’ Training Strategy Is a Blueprint for Any Kind of Success

Foreshadow failure to win big

A photo of Michael Phelps swimming the 2008 Beijing Olympics 200m butterfly semi-finals.
Swimmer Michael Phelps powers along in his 200m butterfly semi finals on Day 4 of the swimming heats at the Beijing Olympics 2008 on October 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. Photo: Phil Hillyard/Newspix/Getty Images