Elite Athletes Use Defeat To Create Perpetual Motivation

And how you can copy their recipe for success.

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Stefon Diggs watches the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate; Photo by AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Emotional memories are everlasting

Emotional memories are our most vivid and enduring memories thanks to an almond-shaped mass of gray matter within our brains: the amygdala. According to the University of Queensland, “The amygdala boosts memory encoding by enhancing attention and perception, and can help retention by triggering the release of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, to boost arousal.”

You can replicate this method outside of sports

We can’t reproduce the high-stakes nature of an NFL playoff game — but we can mirror Diggs’ mentality and response to failure.

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