Let me begin by saying it didn’t matter that I used to be enjoying in a pickleball match. It was a extremely good weekend! There are occasions when issues simply appear to click on, and this was a kind of weekends for me as a participant and, extra importantly, as an individual.
Does that imply that I performed good pickleball … or gained all my matches … or bought the gold?
I made errors. Each bodily and psychological. We didn’t win all our matches. And we didn’t win gold – and even medal.
Went on the market and did our greatest.
Performed with honor. Honor for the sport, for our opponents, our companions, and, importantly, for ourselves.
Have been gracious in each victory and defeat, even when it was lopsided.
When enjoying at a degree that challenges us, and I guarantee you that enjoying Professional positively does 🙂, we now have to just accept that solely three out of X groups might be on the medal stand. If success is simply measured by being a kind of three groups (a lot much less pondering gold alone is the metric), you’ll largely not take pleasure in match play or rec play for that matter.
I walked off every courtroom with my head held excessive understanding that we had left what we had on the courtroom. Win, lose, or (nearly) draw (we had an thrilling match with an 18-16 outcome which we might be speaking about extra within the coming weeks), we went on the market and gave it our all.
Take a look at Tony and our VIPickleball Members, Casey, Laurie, Bob, and Jill, in Motion at PPA Tampa
What if we may apply those self same classes to rec play?
Settle for and Be taught out of your errors
Don’t anticipate to win each sport
Cease measuring your success by W’s and L’s
Go away all of it on the courtroom
Be gracious in victory and defeat. Bobby D. just lately noticed “Typically you’re the lion and different instances you’re the expensive within the headlights”
We’d like to know what have you ever discovered from pickleball match play, enjoyable occasions, or rec play? Put it within the feedback under.
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