Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Champions have a positive, "learn from it" attitude toward obstacles that other athletes lack. Researchers at England's University of Central Lancashire studied three groups from different sports: the "best of the best," the good, and low achievers. Each athlete encountered similar challenges, from injuries to poor performance, throughout his or her career, but champions were determined to return to action even stronger. Low achievers were often surprised by failures and lost enthusiasm. These characteristics, researchers say, hold true in fields outside athletics.