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Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
I am a triathlete! I am also a mom and a wife, a boss, a coach, a student, a friend and a motivator and in every aspect of my life I choose to THINK STRONG! I am committed to control my thought process and choose to think only the thoughts that are productive and that will strengthen my spirit. I am dedicated to energize, empower and support others despite any circumstances.

Think Like an Olympian!

teamthinkstrongby teamthinkstrongMar 1st 2010
Another Olympics is over and I am thinking of two reasons why I love to watch it every time so much! One, it absolutely amazes me how strong, powerful, coordinated, flexible and agile the human body can get. My absolute favorite thing is the human stories behind each athlete. In a performance that last only a few seconds they get to share their life long journey with us. We as spectators see a 40 minute race, but for the athletes them selves this represents a lifelong commitment to their sport. And then there is the pressure and the absolute need to be in the moment and pull everything together. This part is all about being mentally tough, being able to focus their thoughts on nothing else but their performance. This just like their physical ability, is a learned skill! Just like they work on their technique, strength and skill they work on having the mental capacity to control their thought!
Now back to Â"humansÂ" haha! Obviously as far as physical abilities not everyone will be able to make it to the Olympics. Also, not everyone is willing to sacrifice everything to become a professional athlete, but as far as the mental ability we are all at the same level. Our performance but most importantly our lives can highly benefit from reaching our highest mental capacity. We all have the potential to be mentally tough and have the ability to control our thoughts and choosing to think thoughts that will give us strength and lift our spirit.
Just as physical strength doesnÂ't come without training, mental toughness doesnÂ't appear on itÂ's own either. It is a skill and the only way we can Â"trainÂ" it is to practice it!
The first step is to watch your thoughts, think about what you thinking about! :o)
Your physical ability and limits might not be enough to lead you to the Olympics but regardless of that you too can think like an Olympian!
 
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