'Success' photo (c) 2013, Celestine Chua - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

How Olympians Stay Motivated is an excellent article in The Atlantic, and here’s an excerpt that tells you about it:

We can’t all be Olympic athletes. (In fact some of us, including your humble narrator, should not be allowed anywhere near ice or blades.) But we all face times when we really don’t want to do something that we, nonetheless, really have to do. Drawing from interviews with top athletes and their coaches, along with psychological studies of athletes, here are seven ways Olympians stay motivated through the training slog.

I doubt teachers will find a more useful article on the Olympics — this piece combines the high interest and topic subject of the Olympics with just about every priority in Social Emotional Learning.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Identifying Qualities Needed In Order To Be “Successful” and, of course, to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.