The Learning Process of Competition
Kids always tell me they love competing. I love competing. The thrill of competition drives us, moves us, and fills us with passion.
We learn a lot from competition….
-How to handle pressure and a big moment.
-The importance of preparation.
-A deeper drive within ourselves to get better.
-Things don’t always go your way.
-You must try hard and work hard to have the opportunity to get what you want.
-Learning to compete with yourself is a secret of life.
Maybe Kobe says it best:
“The best exercise for gaining strength is not missing workouts." James Clear
Read it again. This is referring to getting stronger in the weight room but it works for everything else right? Plan your work to grow, and then show up. Don’t miss workouts.
I love how simple this is and it’s a great reminder for us as we rethink our commitments. How deliberately have we outlined how we need to show up? How consistent are we at following through?
Think about what is going to matter to you in 3-4 years. What goals are you going to have wished you worked extremely hard towards? Where do you want to be? Take the time now to outline your plan, and show up.
Growth In The Pursuit
The growth mindset can serve us everyday. How are we approaching our tasks? How do we attack challenges? How are we working towards our goals? What do we do when we fail?
Think of a goal you are working towards or a mission you are on (big or small, doesn’t matter). Your pursuit is not just about the destination, but is about the growth you experience and who you become as you work towards something. Now ask yourself these two questions in relation to that mission…
How can I do this better?
How can I grow through this?
Start your day all week spending 5 minutes with these two questions. Stretch yourself into doing more growth in the pursuit!
I’d love to hear about your pursuit and the ideas you discover for growth within the journey…
"Get Better" is our PEAK blog, providing you with content to help enhance your game, your mind, and your relentless pursuit of the process! Enjoy.
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