What is really an Athlete?

So, you think that the athletes you see on TV are there because of magic, or the “thing” people like to call Luck.



They have been through a process. A painful, monotonous, hard process every day for many many years. It is just nobody sees that. And what is most unusual, nobody seems to care and give credit. When the big lights are on, everybody see the person that achieves and wins, not really caring or knowing what it took to get there. For as a general rule, it took hell.
It took broken bones, muscles and ligaments.

It took anxiety and fears of not making it. Many didn’t.

It took losses in personal relationships, teenage years out of the “normal”.

It took getting beaten beyond recognition and the next morning having to do it again.

It took sleepless nights because of the adrenaline. Oh, and waking early in the morning to do it again.

It took failure and having to deal with it and not go crazy.

It took success and having to deal with it and not go crazy.

More fell victims to the process than those who made it. Nobody tells you that.

It is not as simple as it seems when watching an athlete on TV, thinking his life is some practices, games and a lot of partying. Even for those that end up like that(0.00001%), the path to get there, went through fire and pain. It is not how it is portrayed in the media.

Keep that in mind and next time, cheer for the effort even if it is unsuccessful. Because you should know that he/she is going back to practice the thing that didn’t succeed for a million times.

So all negative people that say “oh I wish I had his luck, or his life” must keep in mind that they couldn’t. Not with that mindset. If you want to have something, strive for it and go get it but do everything that is needed. You cannot have results without putting in the work. That is something every athlete has mastered in his mind. There is no outside factor, only what we do about a situation.


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