Most people will have 9 to 5 jobs and when you have these kinds of jobs you can sometimes fall into habits that if you showed at the start would lead to an early dismissal. Many people struggle with motivation when it comes to their jobs. They don’t seem to have the passion for the job or the ambition to get better. When it comes to sport, many athletes have great talent and should be destined for the top. However it all comes down to mentality, how willing are you to do the dirty work when no one else will do it are you willing to sacrifice time with your family and friends to concentrate on your work. These are the type of questions that all professional athletes, especially Olympic athletes, have to consider. Olympic athletes are the best of the physical specimens on the planet and it’s important to take in their habits.
Waking up at 6 am (or even earlier)
If you ask any Olympic athlete they are waking up ridiculously early to get workouts in and get their day started in the right fashion. If you are not waking up around this time or earlier then you put yourself at a major disadvantage as you are missing out on an opportunity to improve yourself. Everyone loves to sleep and by being able to wake up at this time you improve your mental strength and resist the urge to be lazy.
Always put the extra miles in
When you arrive at work at 9 and you finish at 5, it is very common to see people leaving work as soon as it hits 5. People at work are anticipating when they can leave work for about one hour or two hours before the time has even already. Olympic athletes are always putting in extra work, they are always willing to put in the extra hours to get stronger and fitter. If you are not willing to put in the extra work then someone else will and they will take your place.
Making sure you focused
Out of the eight hours that people work in a day, it is not surprising that most people are only productive for half of those hours. Staying focused and being productive for eight hours means you are more likely to do better in your job. Staying focused can be very difficult for people so you must try to find ways to remain focused. Many top Olympic athletes sometimes have to isolate themselves from family and friends to stop outside influences even though that is extreme for most people you should try and find something that works for you.
Always set targets for yourself
The previous point talks about how people should remain focused so they can progress. Setting targets is a big reason why people stay motivated and achieve great things. If you are not setting targets for yourself sometimes you may think what is the point in doing all of this and you will quit. Having short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals will keep you on track. For example, Olympic runners will have times in their heads that they want to achieve in the future. However, they might have short-term targets which might be as simple as getting a better time than they achieved in their last workout.
Analyzing every single thing you do
Olympic athletes are extremely analytical, every workout is stored, everything they eat is noted down and the amount of sleep they get is very important. These small details are what get them to the top. Making sure everything is going in the right direction will mean that you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. Most people who are working full time go through emotions and are sometimes not aware of their strengths and weaknesses and might not care to fix them. Being able to analyze every detail means you can keep track of everything.