Ask someone who is much older than you about their past and you will be amazed how they remember some facts and experiences as if they occurred yesterday and they will actually be 100% accurate. At the same time, that same person will find it difficult to accurately remember facts from experiences yesterday. And then there is the common occurrence that happens to us all where we remember past experiences and accomplishments a little differently than they actually occurred. We remember school to be much harder or much easier than it actually was. Athletic accomplishments are usually much better than they actually were. Our times are faster and distances further. The snow and the hills that we had to travel to attend school where much deeper and steeper than they actually were. Life in general was much harder or easier than it actually was. Time erodes memory. Our memory doesn't hold on to the truth as much as we assume it does. This is to our benefit when it comes to unpleasant experiences that we want to forget. That is why the phrase "time heals all wounds" is a comfort to us all However, time also erodes our memory and we forget how hard we worked to get to where we are now. We need to constantly remind our-self how hard we worked and how much time we have devoted to our training that has helped us to get where we are now. That memory should give you a strong confidence. And after you remember how hard you have worked and how much you have accomplished, you need to take that knowledge and make the decision to work even harder and smarter so that you may improve even more.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.