“We do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
–Archilochus, Greek Soldier & Poet, 650 B.C.
Most of us have missed the mark, whether a first place medal or a high scholarly grade for the classic reason cited by this prescient Greek.
I remember that the superb Pittsburgh Steelers coach thought that Sunday prime time performances were merely the icing on the cake for weeks of summer camp and pre-game training sweat.
And Coach John wooden offered, “Never mistake activity for achievement” among his many invaluable lessons for character.
Here’s to training very hard to “fall” to a VERY high level of achievement. Thank You, ancient poet and 20th century Coaches!