For the past few years, our kids have each competed in Little Athletics, a terrific program that gives them the opportunity to develop their athletic potential whilst aspiring to continually improve their performance.

And the measure of success isn’t about winning, it’s about improving.

The key question after a race or event isn’t, “Did you win?”

It’s, “Did you get a personal best?”

It’s easy to get caught in the trap of measuring success by how you went compared to others.

“I didn’t get the job,” is interpreted as “I failed.”

You can’t control if someone is better than you, but you can control doing your very best.

You can control your effort.

You can control your attitude.

You can control your personal development.

Perhaps it’s time to get back to basics and aim for personal bests instead.

Did you beat your personal best today?

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