Motivation for Monday Morning

Change your weakness into your power ..

If you’re content with the best you have done as an athlete, you’ll never be the best you can be.
If you really want to get better, you will go out of your way to change your weaknesses into strengths.
It is not easy, but it is an EXCITING CHALLENGE THAT WILL MAKE YOU GROWN AS AN ATHLETE AND AS A PERSON.

First, determine what your weaknesses are.
Strong competition will bring that out.
Analyze where you need improvement.
Then, turn that weakness into your strength.

The best athletes work hard to overcome their weaknesses.
It is fun, and easy, to practice your strengths because those are what you do best.
However, the only way to get better is to work long and hard on your weaknesses in order to turn them into strengths.
It all boils down to how good you really want to be.

When you make a mistake, you can do one of two things.
You can ignore it-deny it and convince yourself it wasn’t a mistake.
This way, you will keep making the same mistake over and over.
Or, YOU CAN ADMIT YOUR MISTAKES, LEARN FROM THEM AND HAVE THE COURAGE TO TEST YOURSELF AGAIN IN COMPETITION.
THIS WAY IS MORE RISKY, BUT ALSO MORE REWARDING.

Admitting you have a weakness and not working on it is just as unproductive as hiding your mistakes.
You won’t improve either way.
You’ll continue to work on what you like to do, which is what you are best at.
The result is your strength will get stronger, while your weaknesses will get weaker.
You will never reach your full potential.

You may be able to get by in the short run on your raw talent or ability; but in the long run, you have to improve your weaknesses if you expect to win.

When the game is on the line, there’s no substitute for skill.
When your skill is perfected, you will have no weaknesses.
You won’t be vulnerable; you’ll be in control and ready to counter anything your opponent might throw at you.

Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying you should work on your weaknesses until they no longer restrict you.
I’m saying you should work on them until they’re the strongest part of your game.
So they become your strengths.

To get the competitive edge over your opponents,
make the weakest part of your game the strongest.

This motivation was passed along from my coach at Edinboro University during my years as a college athlete, and although written for athletes I find it truly applicable to our daily lives. Overcoming our weaknesses, similar to overcoming obstacles, is another step in the direction of success; another step towards becoming stronger, wiser individuals.

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday-enjoy today’s winter wonderland !!!

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