In sport, we often hear things like, “He is a machine”, or, “Be a soldier” and it's great rhetoric in the arena. However, the reason why those old Rocky movies resonate so much is because he is human. Rocky broke through despite his flaws.
.....Or maybe, Rocky's flaws allowed him to break through?
Every time you do something new you are growing new neurons. Skill development is not just about getting better at whatever it is you (want to) do; it is also about growing you.
You are not a machine - and if you are a soldier (IRL) - Thanks for your service! All of us, however, are better than machines. Your brain is more Nimble, Agile, & Adaptable than you think. You don't have to be bound by rigid rules. Choose to become guided by a range of values and fundamentals. Your character and conviction is what's ultimately appreciated and rewarded.
When you STEP UP to...
...SPEAK, PRESENT, INFORM, TEACH, COMPETE, ENTERTAIN, CARE, LOVE, FIGHT, LISTEN, SUPPORT, LEAD, FOLLOW, LEARN, INTERACT, HAVE FUN OR JUST PLAIN GET IT ON....BRING ALL OF WHO YOU ARE TO THE ARENA! IT IS REQUIRED.
THE WHOLE PERSON CROSSES THE FINISH LINE, NOT JUST HIS/HER TALENTS.
As an exercise, write down how your “perceived shortcomings” have actually helped you in the past. What did you do to push through? What beliefs did you have about you or what you were doing that allowed you to keep moving forward?
Find your GRIT and play BIG! #GoldMedalMindset