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Natasha Watley on Staying in the Moment in Sports

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Natasha Watley is an Olympic gold medalist and former collegiate and pro softball player. Watley played softball at UCLA then went on to play professionally in both the United States and in Japan. During her professional career, she played for the US National Team and won gold medals in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics while hitting over .450 in both Olympic Games.

In this video Watley says that through sports she’s learned to stay in the moment. By this she means that it’s not always about the end goal, but the process and what you do on the way every single day. This includes the smaller feats, the people you meet along the way, and even the mistakes made that eventually help you get to that main goal, and as Watley said, “getting that 1% better everyday.”