“I don’t trust my own judgment…it is the Lord who will examine me and decide“
3-2-1 Go! “I’ve done this workout before. I wonder if I can beat my old time? What if I don’t? What if I’m last? I can’t be that person everyone’s cheering for at the end. It makes me feel like such a loser. What if that new person beats me? No one will notice if I shave some reps today. I’ve got to make that time!”
3-2-1 Go! “I’ve done this workout before. I want to beat my old time. This is going to be a great finish with such a big group today. That’s awesome those new guys are getting attention from coach. Let’s go! Right now!”
1 – Which person’s inner dialogue sounds more like you?
2 – What is the main difference between the two?
3 – What gives us the freedom to pursue our best potential but still enjoy the process no matter the results?
4 – Whose evaluation did Paul use as his final verdict (in the scripture text above)?
5- How will this approach make you want to do your best athletically?
6- How will it affect your evaluation of others? Of yourself?