We just wrapped up another day of martial arts training with our daughter. With every move she made we simply said ‘strong’, ‘strong’, ‘strong’, ‘strong’.
We asked her if she wanted to stop and play as the session had rocked for some time.
She simply said
There was something heightened in particular about her training today. It was not more focused, that more on point, almost like she was training for something (which she’s not, it’s just for the love of practice).
Check this out …
“Champion yourself. We all experience similar struggles and deal with demanding challenges in our pursuit of excellence, regardless of the sport or fitness activity. To be a champion, your true best self becomes key to personal and athletic greatness. You know, as we all do, that only those performers who think gold and never
settle for silver will continue to strive for and reach their highest, or gold, level. A champion makes greatness happen, despite what may seem impossible odds.
Of course most of us are not Olympians or professional athletes. But all of us can acquire a champion’s mind-set. Any athlete can learn to think like a champion. Every one of us can be peak performers in the game of life by achieving our own personal best. We can strive to be the best version of ourselves. It is possible
for us to stay ‘professional’ whenever adversity strikes. It is possible to ingrain mental fortitude that drives us forward. And it is possible to take a championship approach.” (Afremow)
What does a best self look like for you and towards what?