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Extreme Sports Athletes

Extreme Sports Athletes

Many extreme athletes are careful and thoughtful planners, and avoid thrill-seekers when possible.

Most research that links extreme-sports to thrill-seeking, hedonism, and a taste for risk, was done using young subjects, who tend to be impulsive and poor decision-makers regardless.

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What attracts many to become extreme sports athletes is something akin to the flowlike state provided by mindful meditation, one in which you’re so in the moment that everything else drops away.

People assume that extreme sports athletes have no fear, but fear is an important part of the experience. Fear makes them more alert to potential threats and mistakes and, when the conditions aren’t right, it often leads them to give up an attempt.

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