If anyone knows about creating a mindset for success, it’s Tia-Clair Toomey. The two-time fittest woman on earth climbed the ladder to the top of the Games podium two years back to back, and nothing can stop her. Her hours in the gym are of course partly responsible for her achievements, but so is her mentality. Her mental fitness is as strong as her physical fitness.

She recently took to Instagram to talk about how she stays positive. In the post, she writes: “A personal mantra of mine is to focus on progress and not perfection. That’s what will make me better than yesterday. – For instance I focus on my performance/improvements and applaud that rather than focus on what others have done and compare that to my performance.”

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Sound advice from a champion. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and aim to be better today than you were yesterday.

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