The scoreboard…

I have been told, and known for myself, that I am a competitive person. I have learned to use this character trait somewhat productively…or so I thought!

Calvin, our trainer here at U1st Fitness is razor-sharp in his perceptions and articulate in his feedback to each of us. He gave me a phrase within hours of knowing me….there is no scoreboard in life….

Initially I felt caught and defensive….and yet within moments I realized that this was a truth I really need to embrace. I often am trying to evaluate where I am at, am I ahead, behind, and how much time is left…I am learning in the first 36 hours of my time at U1st Fitness that while I am sorting this all out, I am really taking myself out of the game.

I am learning that when I get distracted by how I am measuring up, I begin to lose focus and actually jeopardize my opportunity to reach my desired outcome. This might impact my short-term or long-term goals, but regardless, believing there is a scoreboard in my day-to-day is not a helpful thought process…

And so tonight I am assigned to read a chapter from Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. I am eager to release the scoreboard and hold my thoughts captive. Writing blogs about holding my thoughts captive (https://trishborgdorff.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/the-power-of-imagery/) and doing it are two very different things. I am thankful to be working with a trainer this week who is inviting me to take my thoughts captive. Tomorrow I will go at it again…

I wonder if you can relate to the scoreboard image in your life? Are you often leading or falling behind? And I wonder how much energy you might put into reacting to the scoreboard that we simply place in our own path…something to think about in your day! May you enjoy the freedom of living and not keeping score!