I saw this in a book and wanted to share it with you today!
TRUE MENTAL TOUGHNESS
-Have a great attitude
-Give your very best
-Treat people really really well
-Have unconditional gratitude
-Regardless of your circumstances
The author went on to talk about partially controllable goals, being very alluring, but very dangerous. Things like winning, rebounding, sales, or beating an opponent can distract us from what is really important: the person we become on the journey.
I may or may not have shared a story about a scrap book I had as a kid. I absolutely refused to put one ribbon with all my track ribbons. (I tucked it in the back.)
Want to know why…it was Red.
All the rest of my ribbons were Blue.
My mom told me to put the red ribbon in there because second place was still good. I refused and well…we kind of got into it, because I did not want to show that I had gotten beat.
So, what, I got beat.
What I did not understand at the time was the journey and process. I went from the kid getting last place in every race the year before to a year later and some sweet running shoes — to setting records.
I did not understand the process.
I did not want to be last anymore so I started running in the off season…A LOT!
I would do sprints over and over, I watched the professionals run, I read magazines, etc. If it had anything to do with running, I was all over it. I also got some sweet running outfits. That always makes you faster!
What I did not realize was, I was setting myself up for success. I was going through the hard work it takes to be great at something. For me at this time it was running.
A couple lessons:
Enjoying the process – Journey
Winning is not always First Place – Winning is our own definition
I hope you are having a great week so far and if you need help reach out.
Have an amazing day!