mental strength

Reminder that your body doesn’t drastically change every day, your mentality does. Your mind is playing games with you; you still look as awesome as you did yesterday even if your head is trying to convince you otherwise. Don’t let bad body image beat you down. You’re a rockstar and you look amazing, even if you feel like shit.

My coach says sprint for 1 minute, I don’t stop for an extra 30 seconds. Within that 30 seconds a lot happens. My brain is screaming, “Stop! Stop! He said 1 minute you’re finished!” My legs are screaming “Help!” Even my lungs seem to have packed up and left. But for that 30 seconds your mind is reaching a new level of toughness. And the human mind is something we don’t train so often but it’s what separates the champions from fighters.
—  Herculeez Fadipe
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I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
—  Jesse Owens
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[After encountering the Dementor]: Ginny, who was huddled in her corner looking nearly as bad as Harry felt, gave a small sob. Hermione went over and put a comforting arm around her.