The American Michael Phelps did what it took throughout his career to become in history's decorated Olympic swimmer.
With a total of 28 medalsPhelps also holds the records for the most Olympic gold medals (23), the most gold medals in individual events (13), and the most Olympic medals in men's events (15).
In swimmingworldmagazine, they have compiled four of his most famous phrases that will surely make you motivated.
"I want to be able to look back and say, 'I did everything I could and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say that I should have done this or that.
As a swimmer, one of the worst feelings is finishing a race and feeling like you're not completely ready for it.
To avoid these feelings and the damned "what would happen if", do yourself a favor and do your best. Work on what you know you should work on. You will appreciate it later.
“I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
From time to time, it's easy to find yourself in a kind of breakdown. After a hard workout, it's easy to let the feeling your body wins the battle. He's sore, tired, and you wonder if he'll ever get into good shape.
At that moment the crucial thing is not to forget why you are doing this.
At the beginning of the season, you set a goal for what you wanted, now is not the time to forget it, but the time to pursue it even more.
"If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people are not willing to do."
This is valid for any time of the season.
Getting up at dawn when it is very cold outside is not the ideal hobby for most people.
Your non-swimming friends look at you like crazy when you tell them your workout schedules. "I don't know how you can do that," they tell you.
Sometimes you don't know how you do it either. But you do it and you don't question it.
That makes the difference. Those early mornings and Saturday morning workouts are important pieces of success in swimming.
“You cannot put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you go «.
The only true limit that exists is yourself.
Nothing else prevents us from achieving our goals and our dreams. Stay motivated, be hungry, stay inspired.