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What we value
noun: Change to a better frame of mind. To return to a sane, sound, or correct view or position.
It took me a long time to discover this word, but it’s one I have been trying to find for a few years. The reason it’s so important is that I believe it perfectly describes the Aha! moments many athletes have in the middle of a long season. Resipiscence often occurs when an athlete gets tired of repetitive losing and failure. In this moment they come to the realization that they need to make some serious changes or revert back to a previous positive mindset.
The problem is when the frequency of resipiscent moments becomes too far apart. For many, the rate at which they come about can be weeks, months, and in some cases, years. Our goal is to help reduce the ratio and to ensure that you are continually realigning yourself with your best frame of mind.
a·rête /əˈreɪt; əˈrɛt/
noun: the notion of the fulfillment of purpose or function: the act of living up to one’s full potential.
To avoid the common fault of complacency, you have to aim for your highest self; the best version of you; your peak potential. This can be done a number of different ways, but ultimately, they all aim towards one common goal: Making the most of this sport that has been given to you. The man or woman of Arete is a person of the highest effectiveness; they use all their faculties—strength, bravery, and wit—to achieve real results
By creating a future that you find desirable, then designing better habits to achieve that future, you are giving yourself the opportunity to build something that is genuinely worth your efforts. The last shift, however, is that you must prepare for the challenges. In order to achieve anything worthy of effort, you are going to have to endure suffering, sacrifice, and failure. But with the right mindset, it becomes obvious that these are an integral part of the process.
the 3 most important steps
Defining your goals is a start, but without values to back them up, you will fail to see their importance when others question your dedication. Vice versa, if you have values that lack any true aim, you will lose sight of why you are doing what you are doing.
By defining your values & goals you give yourself a clear directive for how each day should be spent. And from there, your most important daily actions become that much easier to sort out.
What else we talk about and share
We’ve all heard the stories about pampered NFL players and former superstars going broke. But what about the athletes in Europe playing their 8th season, making 20k, and absolutely loving life?
The key to being a great athlete, or anything for that matter, is consistent effort. No one simply wakes up one day and becomes great. It’s done through developing strong daily habits.
Being in “the zone” is a common term in the sports realm, but the reason athletes feel this way is because their mind and body have made a connection and reached a new state of mind.
Goals & Commitment
It’s easy to create massive long-term goals, but what are you specifically doing today to get there? What habits are you developing that will sustain steady improvement over the next year?
How we handle obstacles and challenges in our path is primarily determined by our attitudes towards them. The weak see it as a crisis, the resilient see it as an opportunity for growth.
Being a good teammate is about more than just effective verbal communication. It’s about reading emotion, developing trust, being vulnerable, and an openness to feedback.