If you want achieve great things in life, you should look to examples of people who have triumphed in the face of struggles. Many athletes number among such positive examples. Many great athletes of the world endured immense struggles before achieving the greatness for which they are known today. Let’s look at five inspiring athletes you should aspire to be like.
1. Usain Bolt
Widely known as Bolt, the 27-year-old Jamaican sprinter is one of the most inspiring athletes in the world. In particular, Bolt is famous for being the fastest runner in history. Moreover, Usain set two incredible world records in the 2008 Olympics. The struggles that Bolt went through his entire life and his incredible achievements are truly inspiring to all athletes–even those from different sports.
2. Jahangir Khan
This Pakistani squash player endured a rough childhood. As a kid, Khan was not very strong. He remained sick most of the time and was the youngest among his siblings. He was even told by doctors that he would never be good at squash or any other game. Determined to prove everyone wrong, he went on to become the greatest squash player there ever was. Jahangir Khan achieved a winning streak of 555 games that earned his name a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
3. Muhammad Ali
The man who came up with the famous quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” Muhammad Ali is a boxing legend. To this day, he is regarded as the fastest boxer and one of the most inspiring athletes there ever was. In his heyday, he was one of the most feared boxers in the ring. No one stood a chance against the great Ali. He continues to be an inspiration, not only to athletes but also to regular people. His life is a perfect example of what hard work and struggle can lead to.
4. Michael Jordan
A former basketball player, Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He set records that are still untouched. Jordan’s average game score was 32.0 points. To this day, not a single NBA player has broken Michael’s record.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Any discussion of cricket is incomplete without mentioning the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. This Indian cricketer was an impeccable batsman and one of the most inspiring athletes in the world. He was honored with many nicknames, such as the “master blaster” and “little master.” To this day, he is an icon to every cricketer globally.
If you want to be successful in life, aspire to be like the abovementioned athletes.