“The mind is a muscle…to work like the others” we can read in “Zero limits to your dreams” (Marabout editions), the book by Claude Dartois, emblematic candidate of the show Koh-Lanta. For TipsForWomens, he reveals his tips for surpassing yourself in sport, but also in life.
Claude Dartois is above all THE champion in all categories of the show Koh-Lanta with 22 victories to his credit. In his book (released on October 11 by Marabout editions) “Zero limits to your dreams”, he offers good advice for finding your inner strength and working on surpassing yourself. He draws heavily from his many experiences as an accomplished sportsman confronted with extraordinary challenges. If this work appears to be aimed at initiates, the objective of the forty-year-old is quite different: “Above all, I would like this book to be about sports at least among us. Inspiring ‘Mr. Everyone’ would be an honor” he tells us. TipsForWomens set out to discover his champion recipe and reveals 10 tips to surpass yourself.
Tip #1: Be inspired
“Inspiration can be found in many areas. It can be a sporting event, a television show, but also embodied by a person. Finding inspiration helps you find the reason why you start“comments Claude Dartois.
Tip #2: Ask yourself the right questions
“In my opinion, it is essential to take the time to ask the right questions, to know why we are starting something; otherwise, we risk not fully investing in the project” develops the emblematic candidate of Koh-Lanta.
Tip #3: Give yourself a goal
“To get started, you need to set a clear objective. The latter gives meaning and invites you to surpass yourself. It doesn’t matter whether this goal is grandiose or modest“insists the author of the book “Zero limits to your dreams”.
Tip #4: Guide your training according to your objective
“To achieve this objective, it is essential to break it down into several stages. These are then small intermediate objectives which make it possible to achieve the ultimate objective.” explains Claude Dartois.
Tip #5: Don’t compare yourself to others
“If inspiration can allow you to surpass yourself, be careful not to fall into comparison. The latter can be a source of discouragement and frustration” he explains to us.
Tip #6: Get to know yourself
“Better understand your personality, your way of reacting to difficulties but also to victories, without forgetting your physical abilities (initially); these elements are essential to surpass yourself by avoiding underestimating or overestimating yourself…” note Claude Dartois.
Tip #7: Don’t give yourself a limit while remaining realistic
“We must remember that each challenge taken up is important. If you have never done sport, taking up brisk walking once or twice a week is quite a challenge. Obviously, in this scenario, saying to yourself that you are going to climb Mont Blanc in a month is not realistic and disillusionment would risk blunting this surge of motivation. It is better to remain realistic while allowing yourself to have no limits. What if the ascent of Mont Blanc was in 2 years?“
Tip #8: Be patient
“Running a marathon in less than two hours is not possible overnight. To achieve this, you have to work and be patient” insists the sports enthusiast.
Tip #9: Be kind to yourself
“Failures also allow you to learn more about yourself. To avoid losing motivation, it is possible to get help from a coach or to change your training routine. Cultivating your self-confidence is one of the secrets of great champions” says the author of the book “Zero limits to your dreams”.
Good in his body, good in his head!
Tip #10: Be persistent
“It was Martin Luther King Junior who said ‘True commitment is revealed in difficult times, when we persist despite obstacles’. Perseverance is, in my opinion, the definition of the quality of commitment. Even if we’re tired, even if it’s raining, we don’t give up!“