Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Don’t Do What They Do

Dave Graham talks about role modeling:

“Remember that being a successful athlete, no matter which arena you compare yourself in (peers, amateur, professional) by definition means doing what other people wouldn’t. Lots of people model their technique, training and tactics on what their peers are doing. But if you want to get better than them, they are exactly the wrong people to look at…So wake up! The greatest success you can hope for by doing what everyone else (in YOUR world of peers) does is to assimilate the same level of mediocrity they have.”

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I should invent my *own* knots!

richard said...

Why knot? If you tie the same knots everyone else does, who'll invent the new, improved knots?