Personal best

Athletes measure progress with the progression or regression of their personal best.

They know that “best” is a moving state, not a static one.

Sometimes, your personal best is enough to win, sometimes, it is not.

Sometimes, your personal best is enough to set a record, sometimes it is not.

Some people achieve their personal best in practice, and do not manage to reproduce it in competition.

Some people achieve their personal best in competition, and do not manage to reproduce it in practice.

Whatever the case, athletes continually work to better their best, knowing that their best is never enough if they are to keep winning.

It is not constraining to continually aim to better your best, it is liberating. You reflect on your every move, learn new approaches, work with new coaches, and continually demand more of yourself.

You never know what your ultimate personal best will be, until you retire from the arena.

If you are still in the game, there is always room to better your best. Never settle.

– Osasu Oviawe

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