Athletes are epitome of dedication & discipline. The amount of effort put by an athlete is commendable and Athletes are a good model to look up to. Here we are presenting 6 habits of Athletes that we should adapt to be successful.
1. Rise Early
Athletes rise early. They hit the ground for practice early in the day. By waking up early they are able to squeeze in more productive hours than a normal person. This helps in keeping the body fit, and also experience the natural beauty of a sunrise.
2. Know what to do & why to do
Athletes go through various drills every day but they know specifically that which drill will benefit which part of the body and why is it necessary to do it. Athletes also do everything in the right proportion they never over do or under do things. We to know what to do, why to do and also what is the right proportion of doing a particular work.
3. Pre-planned meals
A lot of time is wasted every day in deciding what to eat for our meals. Inspite of all such planning majority of the time a common man ends up eating a lot of junk food. This is detrimental for the body. Athletes plan their meals. They plan what they will eat, at what time they will eat and in what proportion they will eat. For them the nutritional value of the food is more important than the taste of the food. We should definitely adopt these habits from them.
Most athletes visualize their goals. Winning a goal or winning a match, they always visualize that they are able to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves. Visualizations inspire the body to put in that extra effort to raise the game just when it is required. Hence we should also visualize our goals and should inspire ourselves to go that extra mile.
5. Get out of your comfort zones and your feelings
Great athletes, suffer from pain, agony and other such feelings but they never succumb to their feelings and always keep their eyes on the goal. It is easy to feel like sleeping more one day instead of practicing or to not to try the new drill suggested by the coach. The moment you lose focus you tend to get caught in your comfort zone. Athletes are experts in breaking the shackles and coming out of their comfort zones and their feelings.
6. Endurance (Push hard)
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Athletes are able to raise their games when it is required. They keep pushing hard and give it all what they have. Under adverse circumstances too, Athletes don’t give up and keep pushing themselves. In life or in sport, we too are required to push ourselves and just like an athlete, raise our game when it matters the most.
We are sure, that if we all adapt these habits of Athletes, we too can be successful like them.
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Jitu is Co-Founder of Mantras2Success. He has Engineering & MBA degrees to his name, along with 10+ years of corporate work experience in fortune 500 companies. Jitu is passionate about improving the careers of the modern day professional. He would be reading books or watching documentaries if not fulfilling his dreams at Mantras2Success.