A measure of…the truth
Why do some athletes avoid recording statistics, setting plans and sticking to them and putting their hearts on soles on the line? Part of the reason lies in the words of Colonel Jessep “they can’t handle the truth”.
It is rare with all but the best athletes to hear something like “I have followed a structured preparation plan to the letter and am ready to compete, confident I will do well”.
Much more common is “I haven’t been able to prepare as I would like, so hopefully I’ll go ok”. This is both preparing for the worst and having a ready-made excuse in advance.
It takes courage to fully commit to a plan and declare you have done the work and are ready to put your performance on the line.
Have you got that courage?