Ever wonder how some people make it big in any particular athletic field?
It’s easy to think that athletes have some natural, inbuilt genetic ability to succeed.
I guarantee that they suffered a lot of defeats and had to make many sacrifices in the process. But, unfortunately, when we see them winning a gold medal or achieving superhuman feats, we tend to forget these finer points.
Can you imagine adopting some of their mindset habits and bringing them into your training lifestyle? What a difference it would make to your results?
Admiring those who are successful in a field that you are passionate about – helps you set higher standards in your performance – whatever that may be.
Maybe you love running, or other kinds of sport. It’s only natural to look up to someone who is way ahead of you.
Now, as I’m in lockdown, finding even the slightest bit of motivation takes some form of deep digging.
Mornings are essential workout times- and that can sometimes become a monotonous occurrence. Looking at my walls whilst I power walk or lift weights isn’t exactly riveting. I actually can’t remember what my gym looks like anymore – but I know it’s a lot more motivating than my home.
When I look at others for inspiration, I keep on going and calling on my goals. I still have them, deep down inside of me. So, it might be slow progress when I get back into the gym – but it will be one worth the wait on my part.
I hope these inspire you to keep working out -despite how you feel if you are in lockdown or injured. We all can, and we will do it.
“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps.
“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” – Kerri Walsh Jennings.
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.” – Venus Williams.
“If you persevere long enough if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.” – Manon Rheaume.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head. – Emil Zatopek
Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential. – Liane Cardes.
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. – Marv Levy
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you believe 100 per cent. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? – Joe Namath
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do. I saved the best till last. Train hard, and go all the way – no point in going at all if you aren’t willing.