Progression Over Consistent - 2015

Is it a greater compliment to be consistently good or to be progressively improving?  For us to maximize our success as individuals, partnerships, and as a society we cannot be content with repetition; not with repetition of mediocre habits at least.  Choosing not to define success by a numerical worth or amount of appearances on social media, the world's most successful people will remain of the same breed.  The way that we acquire success is by climbing an upward slant as we move left to right on the number line of our lives.  

The breed that I am referring to is not the typical breed that has all their traits chosen at birth.  What I am talking about is the breed that makes the decision to reach their goal in the most efficient way.  If they are unaware of what the most efficient way is then their homework will be done until it is found.  Once that goal is reached, they set a new goal to be reached immediately.  In an equal talent situation, the approach of continuous progression will win out over the unanalyzed routine 99 percent of the time.  

I'm not quite sure it is realistic to make something out of nothing.  Definitely not literally, but in the figurative way that it is often used, what do you think?  If you're apart of a team and all season long your team is in the middle of the pack of results, as long as you continue to do the same things and train the same way then it would be ridiculous to show up to the end of the year tournament with higher expectations than what you have previously achieved.  If your team is number one in their level of play during the season's beginning and your work habits are the same routine then you can expect to get passed up eventually.  Unless you are in the good fortune of having 59 of 59 other teams that have no regard for progressive training.

We hear so often about the battle between result oriented training and process oriented training.  It applies in athletics, business, and life's relationships.  Pay attention to some personality types that you encounter and see if you notice a direct correlation between success in those three areas and a specific type of orientation (result based or process based).  You be the judge.

Feel free to drop your feedback and enjoy your coffee.

- Lion 

Chris P Austin