Are you already watching the Olympics, are you planning on watching the Olympics, or are you wondering if it’s worth fitting into your busy schedule? Here are 10 reasons to watch the Olympics!
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Watch the Olympics
The Olympics is a uniquely exciting and inspiring event. You have the opportunity to see top-level athletes who have a dream, have set many goals along the way to meet that dream, and have worked extremely hard to make their dream come true. They often had a mixture of successes and setbacks to work through, which made them stronger individuals.
Athletes have a mentality that can take them far in many areas of life as well as in their sport. You can use the excitement and inspiration you gain from watching the Olympic athletes on television to create dreams of your own and make your own dreams come true.
Top 10 Reasons to Watch the Olympics
Here are ten reasons to watch the Olympics:
1. To inspire you. It can inspire you to watch the high-level skill and talent of the athletes competing in the Olympics. The stories of the athletes are inspirational and show their hard work and determination through obstacles.
2. To help you become an athlete. You may already be an athlete yourself, or maybe you were an athlete when you were younger. If you were an athlete when you were younger, you are still an athlete now. It’s a part of you. The Olympics can push you to train harder or maybe even take up a new sport or endeavor. You can also train like an athlete in your exercise. Here are some more ideas: Top 5 Ways to Train Like an Athlete.
3. To learn from the athletes. If you watch the athletes’ stories on television, you can learn from what they’ve done. Something might catch your attention that you end up using in a completely different way than that athlete has. This can help you in athletic endeavors, or you can put it to practice in your life in general.
4. To help you develop fearlessness. All sports have an aspect of danger to them – some much more than others. But there’s always the risk of injury. There’s fear of failure, fear of making mistakes, fear of coming back to the sport after an injury or bad fall, and fear of a particular move in a sport. By overcoming those fears, making it to the Olympics, and showing fearlessness while competing in the Olympics, Olympic athletes show that fearlessness can be achieved. You can use that fearlessness for your biggest scare at the moment, whether it’s a presentation at work, a project at school, an upcoming competition, or being assertive about an issue important to you.
5. To help you set goals. In order to achieve greatness, goals need to be set. First you need to know what you want to achieve. Often it might be a larger goal, such as the Olympic athletes who had the goal of making it to the Olympics. First, they had to set an abundance of goals by training 5-6 days a week, mastering the use of the their bodies through physical fitness and practice, eating right for their sport, and finding out what had to be done to have the possibility of reaching their goal. Here are tips on goal setting: Set Goals Throughout the Year.
6. To help you create a dream. Olympic athletes had a dream, and they’re fulfilling that dream. Watching the Olympics may create a dream for a sport, or it may create a dream for being recognized as being exceptional in your field. The Olympics is difficult to ignore, and it can help create a picture of what you want in life.
7. To help you excel. When you see someone succeeding at what they do, it often will motivate you to succeed yourself. If you have a competitive nature, it will drive you even more … to become as successful or more successful than that person.
8. To help you work harder. Once you are inspired to do something, you work harder. So when that person who succeeded has shown you the results of hard work, it makes you want to work even harder. Maybe you’ve been working very hard at something for a long time and then became too busy. You have to make your goal a priority. The Olympics can bring that priority back into focus.
9. To develop an appreciation of the countries of our world. It’s exciting to watch the Parade of Athletes and to see the many flags and athletes from different countries. When you’re watching the Olympics, it’s amazing to see the talent that is spread throughout the world. The Olympics can give you a renewed appreciation for our world’s interconnectedness.
10. To cheer on your country. Your country has selected many of its best athletes to represent it. These athletes have chosen to represent their country through sport. By watching the Olympics or encouraging others to watch the Olympics, you can show your support both for the athletes and for your country.
Try Watching a New Sport This Olympic Games
You probably already have a favorite sport or more than one favorite sport that you usually watch every Summer Olympics. This Olympics, try to watch a couple of new sports. If you have a child, check out the post from my mom, Deb Chitwood, at Bits of Positibity: How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of the Olympics. Another great way to help your child grow this Olympics is by teaching the Olympic values.
There is much to be gained from watching the Olympics. It’s a wonderful time to support your country, and watching the athletes fulfill their dreams can inspire you do something similar.
Will You Watch the Olympics?
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games was especially interesting for me as it was in England where I lived for nearly five years, and my husband, Tom, is British.
I’m excited to watch the Olympics this year! One of my favorite Olympic summer sports to watch is gymnastics. I do love watching pretty much any sport, though. I think it comes with the territory of being an athlete. It’s fun to support fellow athletes and to watch people push themselves to be the absolute best they can be!
Will you watch the Olympics this year? What sport(s) are your favorite?
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