I once listened to a long interview/documentary podcast about and with the reigning Olympic speed skater Nils van der Poel.
Not only is he a gifted athlete but also a very innovative one.
Cause at one point in his career, he actually set competitions aside for more than a year to be able to focus 100% on his training, and to have some fun.
That is not only a serious commitment, but also very much innovative and extra ordinary in the world of sports.
I held myself to a high standard and I rewarded myself properly and often. When I failed, I forgave myself and tried my best not to fail again.
In the mind of van der Poel, competitions were in his way of training.
To become the best, he needed to be able to train harder to become stronger and more resilient. Something to think about..
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