Stop comparing yourself to others. Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you. We compare ourselves to others and gauge where we are based on what we observe them to be doing. “Every block of stone has a statue inside of it and it’s the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo

Comparison puts our focus on the wrong person. You can control one life – Yours! When we constantly compare ourselves to others, we waste precious energy focusing on other peoples lives rather than our own. We each get ‘84,600 Seconds’ each day. And using even one to compare yourself or your accomplishments to another is one second to many. “Comparison is the thief of joy” -Theodore Roosevelt

Compete in practice and in games, try different partners in practice: male vs female, guards vs forwards, etc. Don’t be robotic. Always look for a chance, opportunity to compete. Those that compete get it, they seek out knowledge and apply it. It all comes down to how you prepare (both mentally and physically) and train as an athlete.