There are over 2800 athletes from 88 nations competing in 98 events at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Some are millionaires and some have jobs and have to scrape together funding to cover their training and living expenses. Some are defending Olympic champions and current world champions. For others a personal best performance will not even result in a top 20 finish in their event. The majority of them will never step onto a podium to receive an Olympic medal. While the diversity among them is huge in many areas what is consistent among them is they have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of excellence in that sport and are the best in their country at that event.
What does this have to do with training? Everything. Excellence is a moving target. What represents excellence for one officer in your training class is very different than what represents excellence for others. For some, achieving the minimum standard in that element of training represents an excellent performance while others will excel in that aspect of training. Those roles however, may be reversed in another function of the job. What represents excellence for one in a specific facet of the job may represent a mediocre performance for another. Throughout a recruit academy and throughout a career what represents an excellence performance will likely change for every officer as they grow and develop.
Excellence is a moving target. That is why there are new Olympic and World records set and why athletes are continually achieving new personal bests.
Excellence is a continual journey. Excellence is individual. Excellence is being the best that you can be. Excellence is committing to always be a little better tomorrow than you are today. Excellence is a choice. Excellence is a moving target.
Your mission as a trainer is to inspire excellence in your officers. That mission starts with you engaging in the pursuit of excellence as a trainer.
Brian Willis – A Man With Many Questions
At Winning Mind Training we are driven by our dedication to inspiring the pursuit of personal excellence and our belief that every law enforcement officer deserves to experience awesome training.
Has watching the Olympics has peaked your interest in imagery and you find yourself wondering exactly what imagery is, how it works and how you could build it into your training programs to help officers achieve excellence? When you attend an Excellence in Training Course you will learn that and many more ways to take your training and the performance of your officers to the next level. Check out our website at www.winningmindtraining.com for a list of upcoming dates and locations for the Excellence in Training Course.
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