Yesterday morning, shortly after waking up and before my first cup of coffee, I was listening to a program on my smartphone. Through my groggy, foggy, just got up mind, the speaker got my attention when he said, “Train like a champion!” He was talking about athletic performance and we frequently equate champions with athletes.
But what about us? Most of us won’t be athletic champions or even aspire to be. However, the same principles of being an athletic champion can be applied to our lives. Champion leader, champion teacher, champion entrepreneur, champion engineer, champion parent, champion spouse, champion, champion, champion. You get the picture. Champion You!
Let’s look at some of the transferable principles of champions that we can apply.
Now, just to prompt our thinking on transferring these concepts from athletes to you and me, let’s review a few of them.
Now let’s personalize this. We need to take the items above and ask ourselves some questions. Last night I got home late from a competition and didn’t get to bed until after midnight. At 5:30 a.m. I woke up, then started rationalizing that since I got home late I would stay in bed. But this question came to mind. Would a champion sleep in? You probably guessed it. I immediately got up and began my morning routine.
Now look at the list above in light of your needs. What do you need to do in each area?
Now write down specific actions you are taking or will take in each area. Your success requires your action.
Let’s think like a champion and be champions.
Your Encouraging Friend,
Mark Hemingway from TheEncourageTeam.com
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