How many times have you looked at that superstar athlete and wished that YOU could BE THEM … Just for a moment, just to see how it feels!
It’s natural to look up to those “gifted” athletes or compare yourself to others who we feel have better skills than we do.
Just be careful. That’s a very slippery slope … why?
Because if you try to be them, then who will be you?
Don’t lose sight of the fact that there are special things that you are capable of, that you have a superpower inside of you.
The challenge is often figuring out what that superpower is?
You see when we compare or wish we were like someone else we forgo the opportunity to discover what may be lying dormant inside of us.
It’s ok to acknowledge and respect other athletes who do things well. But don’t think for a minute that those skills came naturally.
I guarantee there are countless reps, early in the wee hours of the morning or late into the night where they honed those skills.
You see the only difference is they just found their superpower sooner and committed to putting in the work to become a master of their craft. It may look like they are natural and gifted but its through rituals, routines and repetition that they are able to make it look easy.
You too have that same opportunity.
Write down a list of the things that you do well. Create a highlight reel in your mind of the great plays that you’ve made see yourself being successful.
Now look for areas of your game that you can work on to refine your talent and then commit to those things, commit to getting better every day, commit to the rituals, routines and repetitions… just 1 % better.
If you fall in love with this process, it won’t be long before you will be the Hero in Your Own Story!