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What Sport Can Teach For Work Performance

If you could picture yourself as an elite athlete about to perform at a World Championship event, what would be three traits you would think are essential for success to prepare and perform at that Champs?

My three would be:

1 Total Accountability

2 Desire for constant improvement

3 Confidence from commitment

Total Accountability - you would be solely responsible for the choices you make and have made to be the best you can be. You don’t blame others for not preparing well. You don’t blame the official for making a mistake. You don’t find excuses for not doing the work.

Desire for Constant Improvement - you wouldn’t wait for a 3 month or 6 month review to work out whether your technique was correct or you were fit enough. You would be asking constantly for the feedback to get better immediately, not weeks or months down the track.

Confidence from Commitment - you would build confidence because you know you have done the work to perform at the highest level. You would understand what it is you need to do, how you need to do it, and what success looks like because you would have prepared for exactly that. 

Would these three traits be in the forefront of your mind everyday you stepped out of the elevator at work? Or would you have already started to look at the clock willing it to fast forward to knock off?

Imagine what you could achieve at work if you had the attitude of a World Champion athlete? Attitude is not a talent determined by genetics, it’s a skill that can be nurtured, learnt, and developed.

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