Most people will never feel victory because they are afraid to dig deep and go where it is uncomfortable. It is easy to quit when we start to the feel the pain and that is what society has conditioned us to do. Take a pill and the pain will go away.
You can't take a pill for victory, you need to accept the fact that things are hard and that if a perceived pain is going to stop you, you don't deserve the victory! Once you feel the victory, the pain will be worth it!
We all have an idea of what an athlete is, but what is a true athlete?
I have been thinking about this quite a bit recently and I don’t know if I have a definitive answer. We all know that athletes come in all different shapes and sizes, can excel in different sports, and have different overall mindsets of what they believe is needed for ultimate performance. But if you had to define the athlete, what would it be?
Webster’s Dictionary definition: a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength. That is a terrible definition in my book!
I think it is much more than that. Is an athlete someone that can run the fastest, lift the most weight, have the best VO2 max or jump the highest? Is being an athlete a mindset? Can it be only one of these traits or do you need to incorporate all of these traits to be a true athlete. Then there is the question, who is the Ultimate Athlete?
If you had to define what an athlete is, what would be your definition?
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