Posted on August 09 2016
“Most of us have two lives, the life we live and the un-lived life within us. Between the two stands RESISTANCE.” Steven Pressfield
You have a goal to accomplish, and that goal is incomprehensible to those in your immediate social circle.
The desire and drive you feel began as a swelling in your chest, it pulsed in your neck and raced through your veins. You know you are destined for more and sometimes the weight of carrying that knowledge is crippling.
There is opposition in all things and being an athlete you experience the resistance of both lives. The life of a student, a mother, a father, an employee, a leader, a peer, a neighbor, a friend. You also bare the trials and pains of training, injury, self-doubt, surgery, physical fatigue, genetic challenges you cannot change and loosing.
We've spent the last month interviewing over 20 Olympic athletes, some who qualified and will be competing in the next few weeks and some who worked just as hard and will be aiming for the next Olympic Games.
One word that came to mind for all of them was “resistance.” This could have been resistance in their life, resistance needed to become stronger and faster, moments of resistance they had to fight through mentally and/or physically. Each of them had a matchless story that inspired me and the team behind Physiclo to share these stories with fellow athletes and anyone who has faced conflict in their life.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of “Resistance Stories.”
These are the personal journeys of some of the greatest athletes and determined individuals that trained and competed to qualify for, or will be competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. They shared their personal experiences, setbacks and motivational tips that helped them overcome the resistance in their life, along with the unique setbacks training for the Olympics brings to the table.