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The Personal Battles Of Truly Dedicated Athletes

Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Staff

We Feel Terrible Taking A Time Off

Every sport has an off-season period, which is for both physical and mental rest from the intensity of athletic life. This time off is necessary to avoid burning out, which is very common is sports. Unfortunately, the most dedicated athletes are seriously terrified of taking time off. Athletes who are so into their sports have the fear that time off is something that stands in the way to success; this thought, of course, is ridiculous and unhealthy.


We Feel Guilty When Sick

People get sick, it is a natural occurrence. Sadly, you can get sick no matter how well you take care of yourself, and it's not the end of the world. It is, however, to all passionate athletes. Dedicated athletes get a wave of guilt and depression when something prevents them from putting in the work. It makes absolutely no sense to feel this way when sick, but it is a thing many passionate athletes deal with.


Missing A Practice Is A Big No No

This is not even an option that exists in the dedicated athletes’ world. No injury, fatigue, or other responsibilities can stop us. The dedication level is so sky high that we sometimes don’t even consider it as harmful in the long-run. In every dedicated athlete’s life, there are countless number of times where we said, “no I can’t go out tonight, I have morning practice.”


We Cannot Relate To Half Ass-ers

We are aware that not everyone thinks the way we do and do not share the same level of passion, but we don’t know how to deal with the half ass workers. We don’t appreciate slackers and people who look for shortcuts. Even though we know not everyone shares our perception, it is hard for us to see it in a positive light.