When a forecast of a measureable snowstorm is broadcast over the local news stations, there is typically a rush to the grocery store. People fear they will be stuck inside for an extended period of time and run out the needed supplies. People generally complain about the winter weather and the inconvenience of snow.
Snow provides the perfect metaphor for our lives as competitors because in every inconvenience is an opportunity.
Many times we will wait for the conditions to be right to remove the snow. We think that we need to wait until the snow is over or it is warmer and the snow will melt. We rely on the weather or the conditions to become perfect. This is our mind delaying and avoiding the work that needs to be done.
If the conditions never become “right,” we will never act, so another approach is to look around and see if there are other people that will clear the snow. We take this mindset into competition, looking around to see if other people will step up and do what needs to be done.
The third option to clearing snow is TAKING ACTION. Get to work and start shoveling.
The Heart of the Competitor is called to get to work and start shoveling in their competitive lives. The Heart of the Competitor does not sit around and wait for the “conditions to be right.” The Heart of the Competitor takes action and knows the conditions will never be perfect. The Heart of the Competitor is taking the lead and moving forward, blazing the trail. Have the Heart of a Competitor and take the first step.
This week, TAKE ACTION.
Is there something that you have been waiting to do? Go for it, take a first step, then the second, then the third, and enjoy every inconvenience that occurs in your steps because within the inconvenience is the opportunity.
Is there something that you have been looking at others to do for you? Take ownership back and TAKE ACTION.
As a competitor, the conditions will never be perfect; TAKE ACTION and you will create the optimum conditions for your best performances.
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