Adam Peaty has rocked the swimming world taking three gold medals at the recent Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Over the last few years he has been completely unbeatable and claimed victories at Olympics, Commonwealth, European and World Championships as well as holding world records. He finished head and shoulders before his opposition but what drives him onto success.
What do you do when you have won everything ? Peaty find ways to motivate himself and launched project 56. He wanted to be the first man to go under the 57 second mark in the 100 metre breaststroke. All of his training was geared to this project and it is setting that challenge that kept him motivated. On the 21st July Peaty broke his own World record of 57.10 reducing it to 56.88 seconds breaking that record by 0.22 seconds.
How inspirational is this man. His dedication, commitment on top of fitness and training is absolutely amazing and although the majority of us will never even dream of reaching the dizzy heights he has, we can all learn from his mantra. Setting small targets to try and achieve dreams. Making unrealistic things seem achievable by breaking them down and by showing that with determination it is amazing what people can do. The World is looking forward to see what Adam Peaty can achieve in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympics and to see how this machine of a man can break yet more records.
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