Olympic Activities occur every four decades. Enjoyment gets worse whenever we look ahead for such significant globally occasion. What with regional press drum-beating it, such as some TV applications providing more appropriate Olympic warm-up applications. And then, there are the regrettable drug-related problems that saw some of past winners being disqualified from competitive. There are also sportsmen hurting themselves from exercising before Olympic games contests. All these and other dramas unfolding before an Olympic Activities countdown comes nearer.
I would like to turn my thoughts on these Olympiads, the champions, the winners who take all. Perhaps by focusing on some of their key characteristics, their attitudes that set them apart from the rest, we might gain valuable insights that we can take advantage of in our ordinary lives. Sometimes to us expectators it looks like the games are pure excitement and fun as we concentrate on the sporting success, but what we sometimes overlook is the incredible fighting spirit that these champions possess.
Just what are these traits and attitudes that set them apart? What make them get there? Here are some of them that come to my mind:
Resilience. They never give up.
Despite personal problems that could destruct them from regular rigorous training, they nevertheless manage to put in their best performances. They refuse to be deterred by a major setback – be it family crisis, a broken heart or an injury. Rather than see things from a negative point of view, champions learn to react in ways that are going to help them achieve. What they clearly demonstrate is more of attitude along with their ability.
Courage. They see themselves as their prime competitor. They have the guts to focus on the tough and difficult.
As a matter of course, sportspeople compete against each other, but for champions the ultimate competition comes from within. They always believe that they can better themselves. This kind of determination comes down to taking immense pride in what they do. Clearly, champions don’t judge themselves by another’s standard. Simply, it’s all how they are performing.
Responsible. They are not afraid to work hard.
Champions know there’s no substitute for good, old-fashioned hard work. They are not one to be deterred, but they battle on through sheer exertion and turmoil. This ability to dig dip is their driving quality
Open-mindedness. They are always looking for the next challenge.
There are instances that after all the strict and disciplined training, they miss out on the winning. They are never fazed to rest on their laurels. Rather, they work again and again to improve their fitness, then prepare for the next challenge. Champions never feel they are done; some of them despite the fact that they are already at the top of their sporting career. They are always looking for new ways to perform better.
Having mentioned some of these key attributes, the same can be said that they are common characteristics to leaders and successful people in every other fields or disciplines – business, artistic, academic or any other pursuit. As in sport, life can present devastating situations – whether it’s being made redundant at work, unhappy relationships, losing money in business, or a family crisis. Instead of feeling hopeless and utterly dejected, we can pick up some tips from these champions, develop a winner’s attitude to help us what we want out of life.
We definitely can learn from the attitudes of champions