To be successful in life is what everyone strives for and athletes for one have the most inspiring life. No doubt they have talent that gives them the platform to perform big, but possessing talent simply will not take you far ahead in life. One has to do the groundwork with discipline and follow a day-to-day regime to reach the pinnacle of success. Athletes do this without any excuse despite of hurdles coming their way.  They maintain a proper diet, exercise regularly, keep hydrated, surround themselves with people better than them and constantly seek improvements.

To be successful in life is what everyone strives for. One good example of successful people to be inspired from is an athlete. No doubt athletes have talent that gives them the platform to perform big, but simply possessing talent will not take you far ahead in life. One has to do the groundwork with discipline and follow a day-to-day regime to reach the pinnacle of success. Athletes do this without any excuses or hurdles coming their way. So, how do they accomplish it? We bring to you a list of ten inspiring tips that athletes follow, which you can too!

1) They train Smart

Maintaining your body is a lifelong process. It is a long journey like a marathon and not a short quick sprint. Also, athletes’ schedule is time crunching. Despite this, they manage to find out time to flex the muscles and ensure there are incremental improvements over time and not rush into it by extreme body workout.

2) They Do Not Try For Quick Six Pack Abs

The social media fad has brought in a lot of youths flaunting their looks to gain attention. One aspect of looks is the ‘coveted’ six pack abs. Ever seen an athlete flaunt one? They focus on fitness instead, treating their body as a temple, rather than means of social media validation. 

3) They take proper diet and supplements

Food is like fuel to our body. Athletes ensure they get the right amount of vitamins and balanced carbohydrates with proteins for energy requirements and muscle building.  They refrain themselves from eating junk because that slows their body down. They rather indulge in protein shakes, vegetable juices, vitamins, protein bars etc.

4) They go for proper rest and recovery

People train and train hard, juggling it with their daily routine and strict diet. But, they often forget that body is not a non-stop machine! Athletes have a physically intense routine and ensure that their body gets rest to recover and reboot. They see their physiotherapist for muscle activation every once in a while to ensure their muscles recover from any sort of strain.

5) They stay hydrated

This point deserves an exclusive mention. Seventy percent of our body is made of water, so do not shy away from consuming it regularly! Athletes chug down a lot of water to avoid cramps, dizziness, exhaustion and tiredness.

6) They get enough sleep

In today’s times, people suffer from lifestyle diseases with the major cause being stress. This not only results in less sleep, but also poor quality sleep. So, we can learn from athletes that no matter how rigorous the schedule, eight hours of sleep should never be compromised. It is only when you sleep your body and mind recovers from stress.

7) They surround themselves with better people

It is often said that we are the average of the five people we hang out with. Athletes need to be at the top of their game and this can only be achieved if they train as well as compete with people better than them. So, do away with all your insecurities and start networking with better people.

8) They seek constant improvements

There comes a phase when you have achieved your long-term goals and there is nothing more to accomplish. One may feel purpose-less and lose the steam in his life. Again, athletes continue to work and train harder and keep pushing themselves beyond their physical and mental limits to sustain their success.