“I am more afraid of our own mistakes than our enemy’s schemes.” – Pericles
You can see it when a swimmer glances over to the next lane.
You see it when a jiu jitsu competitor lets their opponent dictate the pace of the match instead of executing their game plan.
You can see it when a SALESPERSON focuses more on what their competition is doing than bringing value to their customers.
When you FOCUS on things outside of your control, BAD things happen.
You start reacting instead of initiating.
You fall behind.
Instead of dictating the pace, you are playing catch up.
Elite competitors FOCUS only on what’s in their control.
They DON’T LOOK OVER to see what their competition is doing.
They take care of their responsibilities.
Then ADAPT and ADJUST to anything outside of their control.
Ryan Holiday wrote, “Very few empires are destroyed by external forces. They are undone by their own hubris….We should be far more concerned with our own ego and our own inadequacies than what someone else may do to us.”
Over the next 12 weeks, the rest of the year will play out.
Your FOCUS needs to be on executing your GAME PLAN.
Show up prepared.
No reason to hold anything back.
If you feel the need to look somewhere…
Look in the mirror.
Because that’s your REAL COMPETITION.
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