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Enlightenment, Spirituality

Ikigai – Finding Your Reason for Being

Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an Ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one’s Ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.

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Self-Improvement

Change Your Mindset by Asking the Right Questions

When I finally arrived in the U.S. for my Olympic training, I saw a beautiful stadium in front of me. I was ready and excited to start my warmup. Then suddenly I got confused, wondering how many laps I was supposed to run. I froze from the realization that I was one of the top javelin throwers in the world but had no idea how to do a warmup. I was good at taking direction, but now I was half a world away from my coach.

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Psychology, Self-Improvement

10 Tips to Achieve Anything You Want in Life

I am no stranger to feeling stuck in life. I’ve been training with some of the best coaches on the planet during 20 years of my sports career as an Olympic athlete. After I finished my sports career, I wanted to convey my knowledge about motivational psychology and training to other people and my own clients, but that wasn’t as easy as it first seemed. Without proper motivation from my coaches, it felt extremely difficult to take the first steps in creating my own company.

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Self-Improvement

10 Tips About Training Your Mind for Victory

My biggest challenge was not physical or technical. It was all in my mind. I just kept thinking that my competitors were much better prepared, and no matter how much I trained, they surely trained more. Only after the competition was over, I found out that some of these girls were competing while being seriously injured, throwing javelin with half-broken backs and torn ligaments. I realized how stuck I was in my mind. I lost the Games, but I won the biggest lesson of my life.

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