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When it comes to you and your potential what’s your standard?

Mediocre?

Just okay?

Higher levels?

If it’s the latter consider this…


“One thing I have learned as a competitor is that there are clear distinctions between what it

takes to be decent, what it takes to be good, what it takes to be great, and what it takes to be among the best. If your goal is to be mediocre, then you have considerable margin for error. You can get depressed when fired and mope around waiting for someone to call with a new job offer. If you hurt your toe, you can take six weeks watching television and eating potato chips. In line with that mind-set, most people think of injuries as setback, something they have to recover from or deal with. From the outside, for fans or spectators, an injured athlete is in purgatory, hovering in an impotent state between competing and sitting on the bench. In my martial arts life, every time I tweak my body, well-intended people like my mother suggest I take a few weeks off training. What they don’t realize is that if I were to stop training whenever something hurt, I would spend my entire year on the couch. Almost without exception, I am back on the mats the next day, figuring out how to use my new situation to heighten elements of my game. If I want to be the best, I have to take risks others would avoid, always optimizing the learning potential of the moment and turning adversity to my advantage. That said, there are times when the body

needs to heal, but those are ripe opportunities to deepen the mental, technical, internal side of my game.” Josh Waitzkin


How can you turn a barrier you may have towards higher levels + an opprtunity?

With Arete,

Sean

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