“If you just hang around, do things with uninterest, griping for everything what is there, your life will be bitterest. Laziness, tiredness will follow, your life will be pure agony, constantly griping about job, family, friends will have disharmony. However, if you perk up, doing everything from the heart, with pure interest, go about like a dart. I do not mean ambition, when you step on others, but do everything happily, not like losers. Your life will turn into lights and happiness, when you make yourself enthusiastic with cheerfulness. Specially when you stop opposing everything, sliding thru the days with happy glowing. It is up to you what you choose.”
– LaSoaphia QuXazs
In today’s society we are pulled in many different directions, being called to multi-task at every possible moment. Our minds love this because rarely does the mind desire to be still, it must have something to focus on, a problem to be solved. However, this is not an effective strategy to be an effective present moment Competitor. The Competitor must engage on the task at hand, they must “be where their feet are” and do things with interest.
Review the quote above and LaSoaphia provides strong words to BE engaged by “doing everything from the heart, with pure interest.” This is true for the person with the Heart of a Competitor. When you are doing homework, BE doing the homework and BE doing it with enthusiasm. When you are calling a client, talk with the client, BE in the conversation and put your heart into the conversation. When you are at practice, working on your skills, BE at practice and BE working on your skills.
Enthusiasm is a state of BEING. Once we start engaging in enthusiasm, it permeates through our being and as written above, “Your life will turn into lights and happiness, when you make yourself enthusiastic with cheerfulness.” The Competitor chooses to BE enthusiastic; this choice brings happiness and light into their lives.
For me, this is the basis of all that Heart of a Competitor is about. The Heart of the Competitor lives with ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY in everything they do and everything they engage in. This enthusiasm and energy will spread to those around you creating a network of energy that is unbeatable.
Questions of the Day:
Observe your attitude and comments today. Are they comments of compliments and happiness? Are they comments of complaints and bitterness?