Competition is a Good Thing
Don’t shy away from competition. Better to learn now than later how to compete. Life is full of miniature competitions every day. When you feel stressed or nervous or uncomfortable, tell yourself that competition is a good thing. The stress will help you grow and bring out abilities that you never knew you had. So, embrace competition. Smile at adversity. Difficulties are wonderful things to help you grow as an athlete and person. Remember, it takes a lot of pressure to make a diamond!