Is an athlete born or made? An interesting question for anyone who has a love for sports.
I have had the pleasure of working with or knowing great athletes for many years. Some are physically gifted and others are not. Most are really good at what they do. But there are two defining traits shared by the best athletes in the world: the ability to work hard and a clear vision of their athletic goals. They see what they want and take a methodical approach to achieving that vision. It’s really a matter of training.
How they reach their goal is determined, in part, by the body that they were born with. There is no denying that genetics play a role in which sport a person may excel in. But many people have overcome limited talent by using tested methods of training in their chosen sport. These methods commonly include eating for energy, physical activities designed to make the body more efficient and planned rest. In addition, most modern athletes have a relationship with a health expert who can help them resolve the injuries and challenges that come with an active life.
Not everyone wants to be an athlete but many people want health and longevity. What if we were to look at your health in the same way that an athlete looks at training? If your sport is life, how bad do you want to succeed? Do you want to be, “at the top of your game”, or are you satisfied with a mediocre performance? You are free to choose your path to health. But realize that it is a choice and the way you approach your health training will reflect your results.
Take a lesson from the world’s best athletes and consider training for health. Eat food that supports your body. Move your body in ways that are known to support health. Get rest and give yourself time for rejuvenation. Find a trusted health professional with your best interest in mind and make sure that your body is in good working order. Most of all, realize that, no matter the body you were born with, if you are willing to “train” for life, you can have a higher level of health. Trust the process and point yourself in the right direction. Need some help? Reach out. I have helped hundreds of people in your same position and I would be happy to include you in the process. firstname.lastname@example.org