“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway
Today, I got a little philosophical about winning a medal and achieving what we as athletes have set ourselves up to do. As much as being an athlete can benefit us in many ways, a lot of us do not have the grit to persevere and make things work before quitting way too early.
Many athletes I know think of sports as waste of time when they couldn’t see they could arrive to stand on the podium. Where there’s only one spot to get the prize, the money, the fame, where being second means failing, they never understood what’s the point of even being in the sport.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- the 8 things a gold medal can create for you
- the four questions to lead you to your outcome naturally
- the difference between dreams, goals and challenges
- what you can learn from Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones
Essentially, what you need to know is, although you must be clear of where you are going, you have that believe and faith you will reach there, no matter how strong, if you cannot literally see it from where you are now, it doesn’t matter.
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My book recommendation for this episode is
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell
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