Today’s article starts off with the one of the best quotes: “Look in the mirror—that’s your competition.”
So, what do you need to do to reach your personal best? I love how the article starts with a sports-related story, something that I can identify with fully.
I must admit, as I competed in both golf and tennis earlier this spring and summer, I realized that I was SO focused on the goal (winning) that I lost sight of the fact that I was becoming better – or worse, depending on how much pressure I put on myself on the final result. For example, I’ve been so focused on breaking 80, that I didn’t notice that I was keeping more balls in play and becoming more consistent. And coincidentally, I was losing less balls per round! But I saw each round as a failure because I didn’t break 80. I’ve been as low as 82, but never lower. In fact, I just read an article that stated that only 15% to 20% of golfers have ever shot below 80 – and only 2-5% of golfers can break 80 consistently. Considering that I’ve only been at this for 2 summers, I think shooting in the mid to high 80’s consistently is a good thing. I desperately need a change in my mindset, especially when I watched my playing partner (Betsy M) shoot a 79 two weekends ago. She’s a great model to follow – every shot, straight and down the middle.
So, this article REALLY provided me some insight on how I need to approach not only golf, but tennis and my life as well.
Earlier this year, I was so focused on winning, that I neglected the part that I actually needed to do deliberate (or purposeful) practice – which would definitely help! Duh!
So, if you want to achieve your personal best, check out the article:
- 4 Ways to Reach Your Personal Best – https://www.success.com/john-c-maxwell-4-ways-to-reach-your-personal-best/
Is there something that you want to achieve as your personal best? Look in the mirror – and you’ll see your biggest competitor!