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Be inspired by the greatest people in the world

One of the most awaited time in the field of sports have finally started. Yes, I’m talking about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite all the setbacks caused by the Pandemic, the best of the best people in their own craft gathered to compete.

What better way could you get and be inspired to be the best version of yourself but to see these amazing people on how they persevered, believed and succeeded..

photo from Emilio Sansolini

What I loved about the Olympics and any other sporting events is knowing that these people are ones just like you and me. Yes! They are ordinary people who took the leap of faith, did their part despite all the circumstances and conquered. What an amazing feeling could it be, right?

Gladly, we don’t need to be an Olympian to justify that. By simply being the best version of ourself is enough. Let’s dive into it and make it simpler, shall we?

An Olympian have a CLEAR Long-term Goal.

Everyone have goals. It doesn’t matter whether it is a short-term and long term ones but most people create goals that are so vague that they don’t even realise it. Do you do New Years Resolution too? How many times have you promised yourself and made it your goal “that year” that you’ll loose weight?

I’m putting this down on writing cause I know this is one of the most typical goal women especially moms have on their list and that includes me. What I learned this year though is that saying/ writing that I’ll loose weight isn’t enough. You need to be clear in your goal. Can’t articulate what I mean by that? Well, if you just say I’ll loose weight, yet again, just like what you’ve been doing years prior, you’ll end up with the same old results.

Knowing what you really want, why you want it and how to get there is essential. Know more on how to go from goals to CLEAR goals here.

An Olympian is consistent.

What failure? What pain? What critics? I guess one characteristic we all can emulate from these great personalities from the Olympics is their perseverance to stand up after every downfall. I’m not just talking about not being able to do things immediately or properly but also standing for what they want in life.

Many may think that it’s the trial and error in practicing their craft until their master it up is the most difficult part of being great. It isn’t. It is the power of the mind to surpass every negative comment or critic one gets from the society and themselves included that’s most critical. That power to still go on despite all these and not letting their mindset be affected helps them be consistent and surpass every hardship.

Have the Discipline.

It’s no secret that if you want to be the master of your craft no matter what it is, your discipline in doing that should be superb. The power of knowing when to say “NO” is very much important.

As a mother, we’re most known for being that “martyr” of giving all to our family especially our children. While this is fairly true to all mothers, we must be mindful in knowing that Parenting or being a mother is in our instincts, Self-care isn’t. That’s why it is important that we focus our mindset more on how to make ways to care for ourselves first.

Having the discipline to prioritise our happiness will resonate with out family and children as well. Master this and you’ll surely enjoy motherhood.

Enjoy the moment.

Ask any athlete why they indulge themselves and their lives in playing their sport and you’ll hear the typical answer, because I love playing “xxxx”. Before being a master of whatever they are, they first fell in-love doing it.

Why is it important to find joy in what you’re doing and not rely on other people your happiness? Because like any walk of life in this world, there would be hurdles. If your satisfaction depends on others and honesty to yourself isn’t there, there would always be regret in the end. Every human is different. One can feel like in cloud nine with just a bag of candies while others may opt a box chocolates. Both may be sweet and give your body the same energy but the happiness each would be if they get what they specifically want is different.

Knowing how to enjoy your own moment at a specific time no matter what your circumstance is and no matter what others think/ say is pure delight.

Support system.

Like any athlete, one needs to have their own tribe who supports them no matter what. Knowing how to delegate other tasks for you to be able to be your own best is a necessity.

Mother’s especially SAHM (Stay at Home Moms) are most know of doing everything around the house while the Father is the “so-called” money-maker who just goes in and out the house and make sure the finances is well settled. Scrap that idea!

Everyone who lives in your home is part of your home and therefore must be treated like one. That being said, each one also take part of a task at home, children included.

Delegate tasks to every member of your family. Children as young as 2 years old can help as well (ehem! sorting laundry?) This not only makes your life easier but also makes them feel that they belong.

Know more what tasks your children can do per age with this useful resource.

If there’s one thing we all could learn from these amazing athlete’s is that finding their own happiness first and having the mindset to priorities themselves is critical to being the best in your own craft. Approval of society and whoever you want to please will come after. It is your own satisfaction and happiness that needs to be on top of your goal list.

Does this help you be inspired to be the master of your own life as a mother?

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23 thoughts on “Be inspired by the greatest people in the world

  1. Thanks for sharing great insights and thoughts into resilience and growth mindset principles – using athletes is a great example of standing tall in the face of failure and go getter attitude.

  2. What a wonderful post. As a life coach, I feel that we need to be in order in our life before we try and bring order in anyone’s life.

  3. Keeping life goals as centric and working towards it with dedication is a great learning from the post. Yes one needs a good support system too.

  4. Athletes are real hero for me. So nicely you have covered this article. They are so decipline and focused.we can learn lot from them to shape our life .

  5. This is such a beautiful post.
    Love the way you have penned down , the details about it. With ongoing olympics 2020. This is so motivating post.

  6. It’s a beautiful post with a beautiful message. With ongoing Olympics 2020, I’m also asking my kids to observe them and learn discipline, have a goal, and being consistent for it. It’s really inspiring to read their journeys, success stories, the hard work and efforts they all had put in to reach that place.

  7. Ah.. it’s such a beautiful written post. You said right dear, we should give our best and no matter if we don’t won . All these pointers are again amazing.

  8. Wow loved this post. though I am not a sport person but I love to watch and read their life stories as you said rightly that we can learn a lot from their life. bringing a sense of discipline and enjoying the moment are two important life lessons that we all can adopt from their lives.

  9. We have so much to learn from people in spots. Their discipline, dedication, and a strong inner desire is what make them who they are. You are right- they just like you and me but these qualities make them stand out.

  10. Olympics are probably the greatest tests of endurance and discipline and only the greatest make it home with the medal. Your post is so timely, reading it at a time when India got its first athletics Gold Medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

  11. Being an athlete in my school days I learnt so many things. when I used to stand at the starting point on track before the race begins what I focused more was concentrating on track and giving my best. I won many and I lose many… But what still inspire me when I look at sport track even today is ” Laksha” which means goal

  12. A very beautiful post. You are right we need to learn from them, and should implement them in our life. Winning is not necessary but giving the best is. We meed to get inspire by great people

  13. Olympics is a huge goal and it takes a lot of time and effort from the person. However, I liked your point about the fact that we need to learn from them and implement that in our systems. They are true inspirations.

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