Champions are made when nobody is watching.
I spoke with a sporting client today. We have done some great work and he has made brilliant progress since we started working together. Every so often I check in to see how things are and if progress is being made consistently.
I always ask the question – Are you following through on the essentials? And then I told him that regardless of what he tells me, what he tells his coaches, what he lets others believe, that champions are made when nobody is watching and that if he is or he isn’t following through 100% then only he will know in his heart.
The ‘essentials’ are different for every person and vary depending upon the goal but the one thing that is consistent with following through on the essentials is the need for preparation.
You cannot perform at your peak if you are not prepared.
“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital” – Joe Paterno
Do you prepare fully? For each and every day? For each and every moment and opportunity you get?
If you want to excel in life then you MUST prepare. Whatever your goals are, whatever your mission in life, the need for preparation is essential.
Whether you want to have a great career, earn lots of money, be a great parent, have a great body, have fantastic relationships, the need for preparation is essential.
If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
My client knows this and takes a performance inventory where he scores his performance on the essentials every day. He knows in his heart if he is doing all he can.
Inspiring you to be the best you can be,
Martin Robert Hall
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