5 Olympians Share Their Advice for Overcoming Setbacks


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Setbacks. We all have them. But the way you select to deal with these obstacles is what units you aside from the pack. If anybody can attest to this, it's Olympians. After all, they push themselves to the restrict day in and time out, simply for the chance to compete on the world’s stage—and come out on the opposite facet with a pleasant piece of shiny bling! Of course issues don't all the time work out of their favor. Yet they all the time appear to know learn how to choose themselves up, and go on to compete one other day. So what's their secret?

Ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games in Peyongchang, South Korea (which you’ll watch on NBC beginning tomorrow) we chatted with 5 athletes to search out out. In the video above, previous and present Olympic opponents provide their recommendation on turning setbacks into success.

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Check out the highlights beneath:

Elena Myers, Bobsled, 2x Olympian

“The greatest factor is realizing that stuff will typically not go your manner. I simply actually look to the folks round me. I encompass myself with actually sturdy folks—my husband, my household—and use their power to assist me get via every thing.”

Lolo Jones, Bobsled/Runner, 3X Olympian

“Just utter grit. I want to end what I began. I’m a runner and so you recognize it’s possible you’ll wrestle within the race, however whenever you see the end line you might be like, I’m decided to get to that end line.”

Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing/ Cycling/ Rowing, 3X Paralympian

“The manner you cope with setbacks in a race could be to start out off with a superb cup of espresso first, and make that, and ensure I’m again to my glad place. I thrive off the phrase 'no.' I’ve been instructed so many occasions in my life that I’d by no means stroll. I’d by no means be an athlete. I don’t have the best construct to be an elite-level athlete. Every time I used to be instructed 'no,' it was sort of like placing slightly wooden to the fireplace, and it was making that fireplace brighter and brighter. Finally I used to be like, I can do it, I’m going to show them improper.”

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Ashley Wagner, Figure Skater, 2014 Olympian

“Setbacks are inevitable, particularly in my sport. Ice is slippery. Life occurs. But on the finish of the day, you set a aim for your self. If you’ll be able to acknowledge that you’re not simply going to get there in a day and that it takes child steps alongside the best way, that makes it a lot extra manageable.”

Hillary Knight, Ice Hockey, 2x Olympian

“I feel that's what's invaluable about being part of a group sport is that I’m able to encompass myself with superb folks. And I look for motivation and inspiration throughout, in our locker room primarily."




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