Zach, great read! I love the Inner Game of Tennis book. It’s really about life.
“Winning Forever is not about the final score; it’s about competing and striving to be the best”, says Carroll. “If you are in this pursuit, then you’re already winning.”
“When ego has a hold on us we stop living from our values and rather begin performing for others. We have to prove to them that we are worthy. Now we scramble and strive from a place of fear — no longer believing in ourselves and our purpose”.
“When we win the inner game first we increase our chances of winning the outer game. Learn to play at a higher level. While everyone else is playing for the trophy you’ll be out there playing–and winning–because it’s who you are”.
Wouldn’t it be great if children(teachers and parents too)were taught this as a part of k-12 education.