Spectators watch the Olympics in awe as the athletes channel speed, strength, agility and endurance to extend the limits of what is humanly possible. A layperson might think that, in competition, elite athletes need to be completely in tune with their bodies. But journalist Jessica Stillman dispels that myth. Her quick take on how the world’s best athletes compete under pressure provides a lesson on focus that you can apply to performance in any field.
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Jessica Stillman is a writer and editor. Her daily column on Inc.com focuses on making life more meaningful and impactful.
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3 years agoI completely disagree as well. The fact that she doesn't talk about this as a dynamic process, where you involve rest, recovery and peak performance, and not only going at it at 100%, just tells me she doesn't see the full picture.
3 years agoI disagree with this woman.
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