You might as well be picturing yourself.
We’re all athletes, regardless of winning a gold medal. Being an athlete is more than physical strength. It’s about your attitude, and being driven by a single objective: becoming the best version of you.
It doesn’t matter how much you want to achieve in business or in sport – you have to work for it. You’re constantly competing, so release your inner athlete and be prepared to take on your most challenging opponent: you.
1. Physical Strength: Love and challenge your body
Building your inner athlete is a process that takes self-awareness. Always keep in mind the time and energy you put into your workouts. Have a vision of what you want to physically change.
You’re more likely to perform at your peak when you have a plan of action. Remember: You don’t magically hit your goals – you work towards them every day. 100% excitement, 100% effort.
Repeat the same small actions with a routine that moves you. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results – it’s about trial and error. Challenge yourself to stay on course, break bad eating habits, and know your limits. Don’t overdo it, and you will see results with time. Appreciate your progress and celebrate your victories. Big or small.
2. Emotional Strength: Fuel the heart with motivation
Your emotional strength is at the core of your inner athlete’s health. Taking care of yourself emotionally increases endorphins and makes the difficult possible.
Being in control of your feelings and behaviors and facing the competition is part of the inner athlete’s obstacles. Staying motivated for your future sporting events reminds you that you’ve got what it takes. Feeling happy, energetic, and fearless opens opportunities to new challenges.
You’ll begin to feel more sensitive to your emotional needs, desires, instincts, and responses. Having a healthy competitive spirit highlights an athlete’s special personality.
3. Mental Strength: Push your brain power
Your weight, shape, and size do not minimize any accomplishments or effort you put in. A hard workout is a workout. A completed race is a completed race. Your mind will play tricks, urging you to give up as soon as you begin training. But setbacks and mistakes aren’t failures. It’s 90% mental and 10% physical.
The road to winning your race is made with inevitable ups and downs. You only fail the moment you give up on something without giving it a shot. The journey of an athlete has its struggles, but overcoming those moments of despair only pushes you to become mentally stronger. It’s important to not get caught up in the negativity and talk your way out of training. Your mental power overcomes your physical strength.
The secret to staying motivated when you’re juggling various new chapters in life is to keep going. Change doesn’t have to be scary. Discovering your joy is the spirit of being an athlete, so get in touch with your supportive and compassionate inner coach. Stay connected with yourself and take initiative.