This matters more…

A few days back I asked you which matters more – confidence or competence. It was an incomplete question. Which matters more to elite performance? This was the real question I posed to elite athletes, this past week.

The answer?

Competence. Here’s the root why. You control effort. You control skill development. You control how coachable you are. You control your willingness and desire for growth. You control your CORE – the center of your belief system. This gives you more control over your mind. Sustainable confidence rises from hard earned competence. Of course, they feed one another. Now for the real question.

Which matters more – your character or reputation? Most of you will say character. Here’s the follow up question. Why do you invest so much time worrying about the latter and so little time cultivating the former? See the tie in?

Live hard. Love harder…

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