I’ve seen some athletes over the years who have gotten swayed into a lovey-dovey way of thinking when it comes to sports (and everything else). And they’ve taken this philosophy to ridiculous unproductive extremes.
They love the game they play. That’s good. Can’t imagine playing a game you hate.
They love their teammates. That’s fine.
They love their coach. I guess that might be fine – but it’s definitely not necessary.
But this idea that love is the answer to all your problems, well, I don’t think so.
The greatest coaches are not having lovey-dovey talks with their athletes prior to competition, and if they are, I can assure you that their athletes are not champions and never will be.
The reason is profoundly simple: The great ones hate losing more than they love winning.
Yes, they love the game and they love winning, but they hate losing so much they will work harder, longer and with far more zeal than anyone else, in order to prevent it from happening.
The same holds true when it comes to fitness.
When you have a goal to accomplish something meaningful, how much you want it is one part of the equation; the other part is how much you hate the idea of not succeeding.
The expectation of and love for winning, can help you in sports, or anything else. But you’ll go much further when you add your hatred for losing to the equation.
Here endeth the lesson.
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