Sports

“I have an addictive personality. Sport is my drug of choice these days. It’s one of the best drugs there is. It keeps you fit and healthy, even if, in the case of ironman, it pushes your body to the limit. The word “addiction” comes with negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be a damaging impulse. It’s all about channeling your craving into something positive.” ~ Chrissie Wellington, A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits By Chrissie Wellington

By: Chrissie Wellington

Book Overview: Chrissie Wellington is the world’s No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. Her victory in Kona, Hawaii in 2007 finishing in 9:08:45 – five minutes ahead of her nearest rival – was described as the ‘biggest upset in Ironman history’ and ‘a remarkable feat, deemed to be near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships’.  This is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl – a ‘sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene’ – became a world champion.

Post(s) Inspired by this Book:  Living a Life Without Limits!  /// Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone

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Failure is a pre-requisite to success.

What is your life’s biggest success?  How many tries did it take you before you reached it?  Would you agree that those tries gave you the experience and wisdom you needed to finally succeed?

“Many athletes have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don’t focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You’ve never heard of them — and you never will. It’s true in sports and it’s true everywhere in life. Hard work is the difference. Very hard work.” ~ John Wooden

“I never yelled at my players much. That would have been artificial stimulation, which doesn’t last very long. I think it’s like love and passion. Passion won’t last as long as love. When you are dependent on passion, you need more and more of it to make it work. It’s the same with yelling.” ~ John Wooden