Motivational speakers come from all walks of life to share their stories with audiences who like to be inspired. When it comes to the most inspirational motivational speakers on the circuit, sports speakers really do top list. With a lifetime of hard work and persistence behind them, professional athletes are uniquely placed to talk about striving for – and reaching – your goals.
Athletes understand commitment to a goal
To be a professional athlete you need focus and a willingness to push yourself hard, physically and psychologically. Athletes know about hardships, ups and the downs and self-doubt; they also know how to dig deep for motivation when they need it most and stay committed to their goals, especially when things don’t go to plan. They can provide audiences with an insightful journey into how perspiration and inspiration are the keys to self-motivated success.
“The strength to fight and never give up is what counts.” Natalie Cook
If you’ve ever twisted your ankle, you know what physical pain is. Athletes push their bodies every day, even through injury. If you want to be a champion, there simply is no excuse for quitting. A good sports speaker can share stories of physical endurance and sporting achievements that inspire others to visualize success and strive to achieve their wildest dreams.
Athletes understand that success is a journey
The first step to achieving success is having the courage to know what you want, and commit to it. The second step, however, is much harder. Once you’ve identified your goal, you need to understand that it won’t be handed to you on a plate. You have to work for it, every day. Sports motivational speakers understand this better then most. They know how hard it is to climb out of bed in the freezing depths of winter and hit the gym at 5am. While some of us would just hit the snooze button, they will always get themselves to training. Why? Because that’s what it takes to live your dream.
Natalie Cook visualised a gold medal – and won
Natalie is a five time Olympian who knows what’s required to be the best. She brings this knowledge and experience to every presentation as a motivational sports speaker, “It’s my purpose as a speaker to inspire, motivate and encourage people to live their dreams and be courageous to take that next step”.
When Natalie won gold at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, she had spent months training hard and visualising herself as a gold medallist. She surrounded herself with gold. She had a custom glass cabinet made for her gold medal; she bought a gold camera, gold toothpaste, gold boxer shorts and even washed in Palmolive GOLD soap. Everything in her life was gold, if it wasn’t she painted it gold. NOT winning was NOT an option. Effective visualisation is about knowing, not just hoping, that success WILL happen. And knowing is all about unwavering belief.
“Worrying about what other people think is useless! Their dreams and goals are not yours. Don’t concern yourself with what others think. It’s what you think that matters. Your voice has the power to override others.” Natalie Cook
Natalie Cook teaches others how to visualise a dream and make it happen. Let Natalie inspire your students, staff or delegates like no other motivational speaker.