Under Pressure You do not Rise to The Occasion; Rather You Sink to Your level of Training.
This is what the sign reads on the wall at Naval Fighter Weapons School (Topgun) in Miramar, San Diego. Truer words were never spoken. Regardless of your industry you can’t win a championship without training. You need to look no further than the medal stand at the Olympics this month.
The Olympics recently came to a dramatic close and in spite of the tape delay coverage; NBC enjoyed ratings that were at an all-time high. Why are we so captivated by the Olympic drama? Because” it’s the ultimate reality T.V. and we enjoy witnessing greatness in action. Every four years we get to watch athletes at their peak breaking records going beyond normal human limits and defying the odds.
Imagine the NBC Olympic commentators critiquing your training, work ethic, and competitiveness. Would you medal? Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest how well are you training? I share this with you because regardless of whether you are an athlete or an executive you can’t win a championship without training. And I hate to break it to you training alone is not enough. I mention this time and time again in my peak performance workshops… You have to not only train like a champion but also eat sleep and rest like a champion in order to be a champion! It is the unspectacular performances no one sees that allow you to be spectacular when the big moment arrives.
I have recently begun writing a column for Talent Magazine which I hope will be a resource for you as you build a stronger more productive team. Keeping with the Olympic theme here are two of my articles that underscore and reinforce the value of training and team building:
- Why Winners Win: http://www.tlnt.com/2012/08/07/why-winners-win-in-the-end-its-all-about-the-training/
- 7 Ways the Olympics can strengthen your workplace team” ” http://www.tlnt.com/2012/07/30/gold-medal-team-building-7-ways-the-olympics-can-strengthen-your-team/
If you want to gain the performance power of positivity, you need to listen to my interview with International Best-Selling author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp, Jon Gordon. On the August 11th show he shared his insights on Positivity. You can also catch my interview with Dr. Amy Baltzell where we discuss preparing for performance in sport and life. Here is the link: Maximum Success: The Coach Bru Show
I like to say that we are all always training. If after you close this eNews you go to Facebook or play angry birds, you are training…. Training yourself to be mediocre. We are the sum total of our habits habits that go unchecked become ruts. Ruts and bad habits don’t win championships. They won’t get you to the President’s Club or help you land that promotion.