This is a great video to watch and absorb now that we’re all in the midst of winter training. What does being a champion mean to you? It might be some of the things mentioned here, it might be all of them, or it might be none of them but whatever your definition is, repeat it to yourself before each practice and before every erg piece, run, and lift. Don’t let a hard workout or a workout you don’t want to do make you forget what being a champion means and entails.
Here’s the list of what’s mentioned in the video.
Champions focus on the end result; they train with a sense of purpose.
A champion never thinks they’re working hard enough and want to do more.
A champion trains in the moment without thought about the next practice.
Championships are earned in the winter and champions are crowned in the spring.
Everyone wants to win but there can only be one champion.
The goal of a champion is to win and it is your decision whether you wish to pursue it or not.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
A champion is someone who is bent over drenched in sweat and at the point of exhaustion when no one is watching.
A champion is someone who focuses on the process of becoming a winner rather than actually winning.
If being a champion is a choice then it is your choice to make.
If you have a team meeting where you discuss your goals for the upcoming season, that would be a good time to determine how you define being a champion and what traits you as a group need to employ to meet that definition and achieve your goals.