Olympian athletes submit to long-term self-discipline. We admire their commitment. We wonder, how can they give so much of their lives to a sport? We instinctively know that they are not enjoying it all the time. Training means hours of holding themselves to the sometimes-tedious.
The Atlantic explains “How Olympians Stay Motivated,” based on a study of figure skating champions. Can you guess their most-often used method to get themselves through the hours of tedium?