Went axe throwing with friends and I was dead last in the rankings for most of the game. The turn around came when I was paired up with Jessica (who was kicking butt and taking names with a smile). At first I feigned sickness…no one fell for it.
You have to throw…they said.
Be a good sport…they said.
Your victory could come at any minute…no…no one said that…I just felt like writing that.
Surprisingly, we went throw for throw. Jess still won the round, but it gave me a much needed boost in the rankings. See, with Jess in the ‘cage’ with me, I was able to look at her form more closely and mimic her every move. Being in the presence of people who are better than us is never a bad thing…it’s how we improve, how we learn.
My mentor once told me ‘if you ever find yourself to be the best/smartest person in the room, change rooms…quickly.’ Today, I was reminded of that.
By the way…axe throwing is crazy fun. I’ll likely be sore in the morning, but I enjoyed every minute.