Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spanner In The Corner

You are all set to train, with diligence and discipline for a major race. You also plan and integrate a few smaller races to set yourself up for competitiveness. Then, you realise that other commitments appear suddenly, and you have to remake plans.

That's life! Things happen. Schedule change. Somebody tosses a spanner into the works. Your system breaks down, and are left to improvise. What do you do? How do you cope with it?

You work around your time and priorities. You shift positions. You make adjustments. Along the way, you might glean a few insights and perspectives. These can enhance your ability to appreciate different viewpoints and points of view. On the course, you learn to recognise the little dramas associated with competition. Your body makes, or breaks. You do something else. You create moments of possibility. You rely on experience and skills. You make decisions based on what you learnt during training, practice and rehearsal. You are primed and ready for surprises. Change and learn. Think and do.   

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