Last night, US swimmer Katie Ledecky crushed her own world record in the 800 meter freestyle.
What’s the big deal? After all, it’s the Olympics, so of course these things happen. However, if we take a closer look at the woman behind this historic dominance, there’s a lot we can all apply to our own lives.
Here are a few quick points about Katie that offer some insight into her climb to becoming the best female swimmer in the world:
- She is described as balanced.
- She loves to train as much as she loves to compete.
- She has developed her own unique “twist” on her stroke.
- She has documented her progress on a sheet that she titled “Want Times” since she was 8 years old.
- She never stops training.
So, in this first full week in Rio, let’s apply the practices of a record shattering athlete:
- Create a balanced week of work, health, and fun.
- Practice your craft, using processes that make you a medalist.
- Apply your unique, competitive edge to help you move forward.
- Write your goals down this morning and check them all week to make sure that you are on track.
- If you are stronger with a coach, get one. Life is short, dreams are big, and there’s no time to waste.
At Niche, we work with our clients every day, helping them to create record setting goals, develop training programs, and we cheer them on as they “medal” in their own personal races. If you want to find out how we make it happen, call us.
Find the Olympian in you and make it record breaking week!