Will You Do What Other Swimmers Won’t?

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Maybe you’ve been there before…
With those big goals in the back of your mind, you promise that you are going to do a little bit extra in order to accelerate your improvement in the water.
You are going to step above and beyond what is already been asked of you day-in and day-out in the pool in order to give yourself a bit of a boost, a bit of a jump on the competition, and a bit of an edge when it comes to race time.
Maybe it’s tacking on some wind sprints at the end of practice. Or doing additional core work. Or going in on your day off to work on your kick.
Whatever it is, whatever that extra work is, it is what will will separate you from the competition.
But when push comes to shove…
And you are tired after a long workout…
And you have no one there to hold you accountable to your bonus work…
You let it slide.
Tell yourself “next time.”
Or that it’s okay.
And you continue training within the lines.
Swimming “good enough.”
Doing the same work as everyone else, and hoping for exceptional results when it comes to stepping up on the blocks.
Look:
Saying that you want to be the best swimmer on the team is one thing.
But living it, showing up on a daily basis and doing it just a little bit better consistently…
That is a whole other story.
When you become willing to make going the extra mile habitual…
When you decide that “good enough” is not “good enough”…
And when you get used to doing the things that others won’t do…
You’ll start to see results that others won’t have.
“There are plenty of people with talent. Are you willing to go farther, work harder, be more committed and dedicated than anyone else?” – Michael Phelps
It’s your blueprint for stepping above and beyond.
It’ll help you create specific, measurable goals…
And most importantly…
Keep you accountable to them and on track.
See you at the pool.