I hate roller costers.
I hate the uncertainty of not being in control.
Not knowing what the next turn will bring.
Waiting for the big drop.
Oh the drop.
I hate that feeling.
But afterward, I feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that I overcame a fear and did it anyway.
Each time I do it, I feel less anxious about doing it again.
I watched a Volleyball game last night.
It was close.
The back and forth.
Whew, exciting stuff.
I love sports.
Love the action.
Love the drama.
Love that it forces you out of your comfort zone.
The preparation that goes into each game.
I was the weird kid that loved the preparation.
The summer training drove me.
One of the things that champions do it repeat.
“Practice doesn’t make perfect, Practice makes Permanent.”
I remember these words from Coach Vandershraf.
He was right.
As adults, we often get tired of repetition.
We get tired of doing the same thing over and over.
We seem to have this desire or thought that we should get everything right the first time.
Practice or training is where we have the opportunity to grow.
That is the time to try new things, make mistakes and grow.
We have this aversion to failure.
We don’t want to look foolish.
But here’s the thing.
Failure is apart of the growth process.
It allows us to get out of our comfort zone and try new things.
If we continue to practice, we have the chance get better.
No matter what we are doing.
Getting out of your comfort zone is required to grow.
Think of the last time you did something uncomfortable.
How did you feel afterward?
Even knowing that your performance wasn’t the best, you probably felt a rush of emotion.
A joy in knowing that, if you gave your best effort, you got better.
Working to improve is a daily task and ultimately the key to success in anything.
Keep working daily to get better.
Bit by Bit.
Step By Step.
Small steps every single day will result in BIG Changes.
Give it your best.
With What you have.
Where you are.
And Whom you’re with.
Do Your Best.