The internal drive. That intrinsic motor that fuels your efforts.
It’s a blessing and a curse. A means of frustration and a means of fulfillment. It’s about never stopping your development and attacking life with the purpose of getting better every day.
Only looking back to get better at moving forward.
It’s what a coach does. It’s what a player does. It’s what a parent does, a teacher does, a writer does, a “fill-in-the-blank-on-whatever-kind-of-person-you-are” does.
Or should do.
The greatest enemy of progress is not your opponent. Nor your talent. Nor your situation.
Your greatest enemy is complacency.
The biggest mistake you can make is thinking you are totally, completely, and absolutely 100% ready to roll. Resting on your laurels is a sham. I’ve seen many coaches and players fall victim to this.
I’ve done it more than I’d like to admit myself. It’s hard to admit or accept when your efforts aren’t cutting the muster. But you have to fight through complacency. The best person to motivate an improvement is you.
It’s been said, “You are only as good as your last game.” Meaning that you are only as good as your previous effort.
This is misleading.
You are only as good as you dare to be tomorrow.
If you didn’t push yourself today, resolve to do so tomorrow.
Never quit striving to be better.
Never be satisfied.
That, my friends, is a winner’s heart.