We’re not always going to feel warm and mushy about one another. We’re human! But it’s important to remember to not let emotion effect locomotion. No matter how we feel, we’re never allowed a day off from being the leader or teammate that people need and expect us to be.
“If you want to BECOME the World Champions, you need to ACT like the World Champions.”
In other words, channel your inner great leader/teammate until the good feelings come back. And in doing so, you’ll guarantee they come back even sooner. During the World Championships in Ecuador, my team had major disagreement about our navigation. In fact, it caused such a rift, that we didn’t speak for hours. But as we approached the media crews on our exit from the hiking leg, our team captain said something that changed the game for us… “If you want to BECOME the World Champions, you need to ACT like the World Champions.” And I’m telling you, we could have won an Academy Award for that acting performance– congratulating one another on a job well done, getting food for one another, high fives and hugs all around. It was all for the cameras, of course, but guess what happened? By the time we got new gear and moved on, we were all genuinely happy together and moving forward as a team. The argument never resurfaced. We were too busy with winning. Yes, I did just suggest your fake it until the feelings come back. It works. Same with love too, by the way. Acting like you’re in love is more important than feeling like you’re in love. Try this at home. You can thank me later.
Join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. for a hike up Mt. San Jacinto with World Renowned Adventure Racer Robyn Benincasa.
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