It is an exercise motto that promises greater value rewards for the price of hard and even painful work. Under this conception, competitive professionals, such as athletes and artists, are required to endure pain and stress to achieve professional excellence. It is truly said that the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow because limits like fears are often just illusions. This can also be applied to the lives of people facing hardships. People do have uncertainties, anxieties, fears, complexes, and insecurities but beyond it there comes success and contention.
Every person struggling in their life must have come across this situation where the odds are against us. But what makes you different and distinct from others is your behavior in the hardship. Your attitude and your reaction is what matters the most and makes you strong. Following are some attributes of strong athletes:
Consistent hard work:
It’s the hard work and dedication that can be controlled and managed by a person itself. Your hard work surely decides your reward. Athletes who never cease to put effort and squeeze every drop of the opportunity provided, are always rewarded.
“Self-Confidence” isn’t just a phrase for cheesy motivational posters. For high-performing athletes, it’s an entire way of life. The best athletes are self-confident by nature. They believe they can make it to the top step of the podium, even if that self-confidence is sometimes propped up by blood, sweat, tears, and a ton of sacrifice.
An intrinsic sense of optimism goes hand-in-hand with self-confidence and is yet another distinguishable personality trait of high-performing athletes. To be the best, an athlete must believe that he can beat the best. One who doubts himself will never cross the finish line in front.
Willingness to take criticism:
No athlete makes it to the top on their own. Top-tier athletes understand the importance of remaining coachable that is, taking criticism at every opportunity and learning from it.
Stress has the power to debilitate just about anyone, but athletes have to deal with it daily. The stress of losing, the stress of injury, the stress of embarrassing themselves, their coaches, their families, and the list never ends. High-performing athletes are unique in that they can manage their stress. Whether that ability comes naturally or has been learned over many years, these athletes can compartmentalize their worries to focus on the task at hand.