Failure can be your greatest teacher in life. Many athletes can attest to that fact!
The Huffington Post published an article detailing failures that many athletes have had to overcome in order to find success. Check out the list below!
Failure could help you face your fears.
In this example, they explain how Lex Gillette has overcome his blindness to become a long jumper in the Paralympics.
“Failing at something is essential, in my eyes,” Gillette said at a recent event sponsored by 24 Hour Fitness gyms, for which he helped design a “Team USA Bootcamp” program. “You go through some sort of hardship or something, and it helps catapult you to a higher level.”
Failure can fuel motivation.
Courtney Jordan, a swimmer in the Paralympics, doesn’t believe in failure.
“I was so motivated by my failure that I was able to use it to fuel my desire to win,” she told HuffPost at the same 24 Hour Fitness event.
Failure is what you make of it.
Mark Aoyagi, who is a director of psychology in sports and performance, had this to say about using a failure to succeed:
“Failure and success are quite relative, and what seems to be a failure in the short run can often lead to success,” he concluded. “Moreover, it is often an essential ingredient to success, as these [Paralympians] talked about.”