A great place to start cultivating this mentality is in your daily workouts at the gym. Set and achieve small goals for yourself when it comes to your lifts and Sweat scores, looking to constantly make incremental improvements. Your emotions are a powerful tool that you need to learn how to utilize to your benefit. When it is time to turn things up a notch in intensity, know how to get yourself to that level.
For simplicity’s sake, you can choose to either be a wolf or a sheep as an athlete. The wolf is hungry, focused, determined, and has that killer instinct. The sheep is timid, indifferent, and basically just along for the ride. To be a wolf (you want to be a wolf, trust me) you must visualize your success then achieve it. Don’t allow yourself to miss lifts in the gym, always compete and give your best effort even when you are feeling tired, stressed, etc., and don’t allow negative thoughts or self-doubt creep into your mind.
Lastly, recognize that the wolf comes in many different shapes, sizes, ages, personality types, and is just as common amongst females as males. Some people are much more extroverted, while others have a fire in their belly that motivates them and they do not require posturing or bravado to demonstrate it. A wolf in sheep’s clothing if you will. Harness the energy of the gym and train yourself to bring out that stone cold, top of the food-chain, ass-kicking savage that lies dormant inside you!