Motivational Quote of The Day: Laird Hamilton
The motivational quote of the day comes from Laird Hamilton, one of today’s best known big wave surfers. Although Hamilton avoids competing with other surfers, he is considered one of the best surfers ever. A nice example for any athlete who doesn’t participate in competitions. Besides of the professionals with the motivation to strive for gold, there are athletes such as Hamilton, that get there self-motivation not for the sake of the competition or the win but for being great at what they love.
Hamilton did something, no other surfer has done before. He was the first surfer to ride so-called Jaws (70 feet or bigger waves that travel at speeds up to 30mp/h). Nobody knew if it could be done, but Hamilton believed in himself and gave it a try and did it – and other athletes followed.
Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears – Laird Hamilton
If Hamilton would have had any doubt or listened to detaining thoughts he may have had, he wouldn’t have done it. So, don’t let others or yourself tell you, you can’t do something just because no one has ever tried it. Believe in your abilities and yourself and you can achieve great things. If you’re passionate and motivated about something and have the right motivational mindset – why shouldn’t you be the first to achieve it.
PS: Obviously, neither the quote nor the article are intended to encourage anyone to put himself in danger. It’s meant in terms of strengthening self-belief and to increase your motivation to achieve great things and reach your goals.