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Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
Team THINK STRONG - Veronika Patty
I am a triathlete! I am also a mom and a wife, a boss, a coach, a student, a friend and a motivator and in every aspect of my life I choose to THINK STRONG! I am committed to control my thought process and choose to think only the thoughts that are productive and that will strengthen my spirit. I am dedicated to energize, empower and support others despite any circumstances.

Am I the best I can be?

teamthinkstrongby teamthinkstrongOct 2nd 2010
One thing we always need to maintain is a level of honesty with ourselves! In fact, we need to be brutally honest with ourselves and demand answers to the most revealing questions on our quest to grow!
Weather it is in training or competition, at work or in relationships we need to constantly question ourselves and demand answers. Did I really do my best out there today? Could I have handled myself better then I did? Am I using excuses to explain my mistakes? Am I owning up to my choices? Did I maintain my focus, or did I allow negative and unproductive thoughts to occupy my mind for too long! Did my performance or actions changed because of these thoughts?
We are humans, and we are most certainly not perfect and never will be but getting to be better every day must be the way we live! And honestly answering questions like these will help us to grow as athletes, business owners, parents, partners and friends, it will help us grow as individuals.
DonÂ't get me wrong giving yourself credit for work well done is a must but it never hurts to look back and reevaluate our performance, our actions and our mind set. In my opinion, even Â"perfectÂ" can get better! This is how successful people got successful. Â"PerfectÂ" just wasnÂ't good enough for them. No matter how successful we get we need to keep growing.
So look back at your athletic, work or relationship experience and see if you grew in the past week, month or a year? Did you achieve the goals you set for yourself? Was the journey to get there as important as the achievement of the goal it self? How did your actions affect others? Did you make people around you better?
I know this is a lot of Â"thinkingÂ" to do, but just as we evaluate our progress in our training, we must evaluate our progress in Â"growingÂ". Be your own toughest critic, learn from the mistakes you make and always strive for perfection and beyond it!
boomclarenby member: boomclaren, Oct 10th 2010 15:19
Thanks for your comments, maybe i'll keep the coaching thing ticking along as another branch of my sporting activities.

Congratulations on your ironman, it's some feeling afterwards isn't it. Like your posts and certainly this one, i a big advocate for looking back on a period of time and seeing how i"ve improved or if not why not.
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