“Epic things start with small humble steps. Pay respect to your beginnings. And if you’re just starting out, know that it’s OK to be sucky. To be small. To be messy and chaotic. Just make sure to never ever stop dreaming.” – Vishen Lakhiani
In today’s show, you will quickly learn the 3 most important questions to ask yourself when it comes to being in a competitive environment, aspiring to be an athlete, training for a game or when it’s time to face your rivals.
I’ve learned this from Vishen Lakhiani of Mind Valley who came up with this powerful system for setting goals in business and life and I’m adapting his version onto how an athlete can use it in a competitive condition. I will leave the link in the show notes to Vishen Lakhiani’s website for you to get a view of the system as originated by him.
The problem for many athletes is that winning games has become the means goal in competitive sports, and that can cripple many player’s performance. Maybe it’s based on how society has influenced us that we must win to get to somewhere.
After every game, people start asking did you win a medal, if not why did you compete? Achievement becomes tied to the medal, to winning. Such that if we don’t win, it means we’ve failed in life, it means we are not worthy, it means we are bad.
It becomes an either or situation that leaves an athlete confused, then they start to lose confidence in themselves and eventually feel hopeless in life. They don’t know what to do.
If this sounds like you, really you don’t have to go through this. There is a way to get yourself out of this mess.
Or you may be like some athletes who are quite the opposite, where they don’t think much of who or what they are representing in a game, be it for their team or country. They just span as little effort as possible so that no trouble will come their way. They may show talent or not, that doesn’t matter, for such athletes, they are in for the difference, rather than to be in it to make a difference.
I hope you are not like them, but either way, you simply need to ask yourself the 3 most important questions.
- The 3 Most Questions to Ask Yourself – Vishen Lakhiani, Mindvalley
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