Great Ujima:Ujima Toast
"If you practice, you can get better. If you don't practice, you can't get better." - Ray Dalio
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi
It's common knowledge that in order to win games and competitions you need to practice. You can't just show up and expect to win. So why waste your time yelling at the other team if they have prepared, it is not their fault you didn't put in the work. I'm sure they would love to hang out but they are preparing for a win while you sit around hoping they lose. It is a never ending battle with the ego. If our pride is hurt we can get so mad that we want to punch someone in the face. Why waste your time being angry at the other man or team if they have put the work in to win. It is not their fault if you haven't practiced or prepared. Especially if the information for winning is available.
Celebrate when you lose and learn from your mistakes. You can be happy because you can always improve as long as you are alive. You can also be happy for people who are doing better than you because their success doesn't take away from yours and it could help propel you forward faster by learning from them, even if it was a "rival".
It takes courage to admit when you are wrong and embrace change. It takes even more courage to actually put in the work of change. To begin drilling ourselves, to engage in the systematic processes that will move us toward our goals, and begin to align our lives with our deep purpose. To experience the pain of continuous practice and preparation for that elusive goal. To remain at work, and practice when everyone else goes home. An elder once told me that it is in those "lonely moments'' that victory is won.
The questions for today is are you willing to dwell in those lonely moments, and allow the growth to happen? Are you willing to train with your tribe, and build a legacy of victory?
1. There is no need to be angry or upset with the other team
2. Observe your competitors
3. You can always catch up and improve by studying and practicing the right things. Learn and adapt to the information you receive put the work in to prepare mentally, physically, and spiritually
4. Availability of information - The information is available all around us, we just have to stop and look.
Here is your proverb:
"The child hates the one who gives him all he wants."
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