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Video: Learn From Sport For Life
Sport: What can we learn for life?
People who consistently pursue a sporting goal often develop skills, competencies and strengths that enrich life outside of sport! These include, for example, determination, motivation, ability to work in a team, humility as well as frustration tolerance and resilience…
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- Determination: In order to be able to practice certain sports, determination is necessary. The athletes consistently keep their goal in mind, while others get bogged down and distracted. This requires a prioritization of activities in everyday life and good time management. Social contacts do not fall by the wayside if sport is lived as a joint project in the family or among friends.
- Motivation: Successful athletes divide the way to the big goal into stages. You set achievable, short-term goals in order to approach the big goal step by step.
- Energy management: The actual training effect, the adaptation, does not happen during training, but rather during breaks. Breaks of the right length for recovery are important both physically and mentally. Excessive stress at work can lead to burnout, for example. By dealing with their bodies, athletes usually have a very good feel for their energies and possible stresses.
- Ability to work in a team: Everyone achieves more together with others, provided that the partners orientate themselves towards each other or towards the common goal. Athletes also usually work in a team or have active support.
- Humility: In sport, especially in extreme and risk sports, one is often exposed to special experiences. The athletes develop a humility towards the environment in view of the experience of the vulnerability of their own existence. Some everyday problems then appear trivial. Often the athletes become calmer and more patient as a result.
- Resilience and frustration tolerance: Successful athletes can deal with defeat. They often have a high level of emotional resistance (resilience). In stressful situations, defeat is not only seen negatively, but also as an incentive to improve. Through sport, an appropriate way of dealing with setbacks can be learned.
Every hobby and every profession can also be a source of new challenges for less ambitious people, which are associated with a learning process and self-development.