Have you ever wondered why there is a difference between athletes who compete? Do you know why at the end of every competition there is always a winner and a loser?.. But i bet you know how to give praise to the winner and discriminate the loser or even looking down on him/her. The difference between a winner and a loser is the mindset. They all go to compete and all wan to win. What tells the difference is the mindset. The one who wants it more will always give all he/she has to get what he/she wants.
Winning doesn’t come easily but it has a foundation, a root, it must be planted, watered, weeded and taken care of, just like a tree that is expected to bare fruits.
In a race, the difference between the first and the last is the amount of work they put in to gain their positions in that race. Most athletes go with the quote “if you think training is hard try losing”. The pain that one goes through training does not hurt as much as that of when one has lost to someone else. That is when it will hit you that you need to put in more work. Some athletes crack down and some resign because they are weak. But the strong one push on and take the loss as a motive to help them work on what the lugged behind on. Those who do that come back and show a great improvement just because they are strong mentally.
As s an athlete do you create the difference or wait for someone to create it for you. If you are the waiting lot then, then there is no room for competition in your world. Athletes create the differences and inspire people in different ways. Be strong mentally, be disciplined and work hard.