Who are we?


I was inspired to write this by a video by a company called Twelve Productions, the video is called ‘This is who we are’

We dedicate a large chuck of our lives to it, we live and breathe it, we strive to improve. We put ourself through pain, both physical and emotional. And at the end of it …… we smile?

I guess this is the same across any sport but few have the changing of the environment and the course so regularly, when asking people why they did, said sport, one replied ‘it’s a good unpredictable challenge that keeps me fit,it gives me a focus, a drive, to achieve the best I can’.

Do we strive to win or do we strive to improve? Do we compete against other or ourselves? Is it reward or mastery which motivates us, I know this is different to different people, Ken Langford says ‘we should aim to do the best we can’ to ‘cream’ everything and the results will follow.

Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. As the new Nike advert says everyone gets knocked down, but how quickly to we get back up. This is the same in my sport everyone has poor results and we should be disappointed but it is how quickly we recover from this that defines us as an Athlete.

We put ourself through pain, both physical and emotional. And at the end of it …… we smile?

We are a Canoe Slalom Athlete. I am a Canoe Slalom Athlete

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~ by Nathan Fuller on October 13, 2010.

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