It seems we are sadly some way from being a society where mental illness is not given the same respect and understanding as physical sickness or pain. However, while people are still making the choice to be slow and clunky as they move around with a broken leg, we have some hope of helping people understand that behaviors aren’t always a choice.
As Pep said, “The only way I know is, knowing when you are resting they are preparing better, to beat us. So we have to prepare more.” Improving performance is always the goal, which is good because the one thing we can control in life is our own performance.
You can’t achieve your goals alone. Those around you can’t achieve theirs alone either. We lose nothing by helping others achieve, and we gain nothing by claiming the glory for ourselves.
I once worked with a great team of people, and a few of us were a little over our ideal weight, so we decided to have a challenge. We agreed we would all lose a set amount of weight within a certain time frame. We all made it (well, one guy may not have, but…
Sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be though poor decisions, or lack of a decision. Sometimes the future seems so far away, but in reality the future begins now. You can’t change yesterday or right now, but you can change tomorrow through the decision you make today. Choose a destination, map a route. Next stop – Tomorrow!
The reality is that living in the grey zone, going with the flow, and following the Calf Path are the easy options. It takes time, effort, and courage to do something different, to explore, and to create a future you want to see.
Often we set goals we cannot meet. We may be completely committed to them in theory, and in the ideal world we will achieve them. This isn’t an ideal world and we have both internal and external challenges to be faced and overcome. This week we will look at how to set the right goals, fight the fade, and recover vibrancy.
Unless you are in a sport such as boxing where there is a long time to prepare for a specific opponent (which even then they could have a different game plan to expected), it is difficult to prepare for every nuance. Rewarding achievement recognizes the result, but it is important to focus on the work it took to achieve the result, and in that context, a participation award may have value.
Winning should never be the goal, winning is only a measuring stick for performance. If we focus on the performance, we will see the results improve.
For some people, and especially younger players, there is more joy to be had just by being a part of something and being involved in something new than there is in the result.