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Striving for excellence vs. striving for perfection
Interesting huh? A woman was saying this on a show - doesn't it remind you of the gym and the coaches?! lol Ya, i don't think she was a gymnast lol. I think the gymnast motto is strive for excellence and perfection, although sometimes the excellence gets overshadowed by the strive for perfection, don't you think? Excellence encompasses perfection too...it's a nice way of thinking about your goals. To not feel pushed back or held back by going for the perfection. Like some coaches want to keep you an extra year at the same level to compete for them and win, help their team score too (that's kind of uncaring too, huh?), instead of competing at the next new level that you are ready for but have to push to win. It's fun to push for it! :D The good coaches are just as motivated as you are and are ready for the more work and the push to win. It's exciting!
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In my gym some of the coaches also have that thinking - to stay in the lower levels to win instead of going for the higher level. My coach isn't like that, yay! :D
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Kind of like the Disney Movie "Pixel Perfect" - the re-run of it was on again last night! Rosco and the hologram girl he makes named Loretta don't like to think got to be perfect perfect anymore. The boy from Phil of the Future plays Rosco. Loretta does a lot of cool gymnastics tricks during their concerts!
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A good outlook way of thinking, coach Chow on Shawn Johnson: [quote]Johnson overcame a few uncharacteristic mistakes to win three gold medals at the Stuttgart worlds in September, capping off an incredible 2007. "She had a lot of competitions this past year, and overall she had a very, very successful season," Chow said. "And everybody has to understand that she is a human being and she makes mistakes. She's not a machine (laughs)." [/quote]http://intlgymnast.com/news/2007/nov/111607_johnson.html
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