Ep 50- Donald Scott- The Mental Toughness Of A Triple Jump Champion
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Donald Scott is the USATF 2017, 2018 & 2019 Triple Jump Champion. The 2020 USA Olympic Team is the goal! Scott attended Eastern Michigan University (EMU), where he earned a degree in criminal justice as well as 9 MAC titles!

2:43 Donald shares details of how his life changed at twelve years old.

7:30 Memories of his mindset changing.

9:20 "It takes adversity to push a person." How his upbringing affects him today.

11:07 Having his own family while training.

11:53 Donald shares emotional moments leading up to the World Championships.

17:18 Competing despite suffering a loss.

20:33 Reflecting on who he competed for.

22:27 The best part of what he does.

24:03 Mental toughness needed in the triple jump.

26:00 His mental cues the day of a competition.

28:48 "Follow your own process."

30:02 How his faith guides him to his goals.

31:10 "Slow dance in the air." Donald describes the triple jump.

33:34 Current goal: Make the Olympics.

35:46 Donald's takeaway message: set goals high and enjoy our own journey.

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