I’m not sure about you, but I’m looking forward to moving past messages about patience and flexibility with respect to our goals. While these traits remain essential in the ongoing management and prevention of viral spread, and as a team you’ve done a phenomenal job at them…. I’d like to turn my Chef’s message back to performance and ambition management.
Let’s turn the “Can Do” volume up, and talk about winning again.
I won 6 World and Olympic titles and stood beside the top spot another 6 times. If you asked me what was the most important ingredient in my mental soup for that stretch of time, I’d give you a list like this;
- Be confident in your preparation and training.
- Be respectful of the great potential of your competitors
- Fear and Doubt will be present at all of your Can I? Will I? moments (in competition and training)
- Believe that you are a somebody who can be better and/or outlast others.
My soup, it seems, was kind of a mash up. Believe in me: Believe in them. Be doubtful: Be confident. How does that work? How can one person be simultaneously both?Continue reading