Reading on other people’s motivation and the psychological processes that they sift through to get to their ideal goal is nothing less than inspiring. Hockey is a-wash with a plethora of ridiculously motivated, hard working and intelligent athletes that invest hours into their training, personal ambitions and everything it takes to make them the very best.
Helen Richardson-Walsh has taken to her blog to write down exactly what motivates her, even through injury, to carry on and build on improving, every day.
That’s what I want to do, I want to be Olympic Champion. I had always wanted to win a gold medal but I didn’t realise how much. I was prepared to do whatever it took.
Helen was a pivitol part of the London 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist team, and striving for gold is still set in her mind, a driving force to get through injuries, tough workouts, long days and hours in the typically cold and damp UK weather on the astro.
At the end of the day, practice makes permanent.
If that’s not enough inspiration for you, Helen is also an ambassador for A-Star Sport, a multi-sport initiative set up to offer excellent developmental coaching for children between 2-10 years old.
For a truly inspiring read, take a look at Helen’s blog right here and keep up to date with what she’s got going on.