Become a great athlete
One of the most difficult things about sports is accepting defeat. It is hard on a persons psyche and body to accept you were not up to the task or that someone was better then you. The reality is we all face defeat, no matter how strong, how fast or how gifted we are, there will be a day where we lose. Losing is inevitable but the experience is one of the strongest tools any athlete can have. The loss provides motivation and a glimpse into things you need to improve on.
Some of the greatest athletes in the world like Michael Jordan, George St-Pierre, Muhammad Ali, and many others who lost in big ways. But the losses are not what people remember, they remember who the person was and what they did after facing adversity.
Michael Jordan said “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
George St-Pierre one of the greatest MMA fighters
in UFC history emerged from a loss. He was beaten by an opponent and through that loss he was fueled to never go through that feeling again. Today GSP hasn’t lost in 10 fights since that defeat, he has dominated all of the top contenders in the Welterweight division and is know as the greatest Welterweight Champion in UFC history.
There will be days where you go to the gym or to practice and feel like you are doing terrible but overcoming and pushing through those days is what makes champions. It can be a sport, a job, or just a difficult situation in life that seems like you can not overcome, do not shy away from them embrace them and push through. Become a great athlete try 30 days free of training from high level black belts at Selva BJJ.