An Olympic athlete will train for years sometimes for as little as a 10 second event.
Are they all mad? Surely it can not all be about the win at the end?
These legends in their fields appear to share common traits, resilience, fortitude, focus, determination and many more.
I also believe they have learnt to celebrate the little wins very well. Every improvement of a stroke that shaves 1000th of a second. Win.
To do 99% of the blood sweat and tears when no-one is looking is something we can all learn from.
Knowing that it is going to be hard and probably hurt is all part of the process. Welcome it.
OR as someone just shared with me “embrace the suck”