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Why I row surfboats? by @theevolutionofjen

Why I Row Surfboats

Stop for a minute and have a read of this ❤ ❤ 

@theevolutionofjen (Jen Davis - Northcliffe SLSC)
Why I row surfboats?

The cancellation of Aussies 2020 has absolutely gutted me as an athlete. Knowing how incredible our season has been & not having the chance to finish it off hits hard. I love competing & I really love winning.

But it also allows for a moment of introspection about why I row surfboats & consider the bigger picture.
I row surfboats because I get to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

I row surfboats because I get to trust & be trusted... my team mates, my self, my stroke, my training, my coach.

I row surfboats because i get to practice discipline... to get done what is required, to look after myself, to be healthy, to make smart choices to be the best athlete I can be.

I row surfboats because I get to experience that effort equals reward.... that “good luck” tends to favour those who are the most prepared.
I row surfboats because it’s not about me... it’s about my team. Doesn’t matter how hard one of us pulls... if we are not pulling together we’re not going anywhere.

I row surfboats because I get to constantly learn about myself.... how I deal with discomfort, expectation, competition, my resilience.

I row surfboats because it makes me better at life. A better partner (to the right guy). A better employee. A better human.

I row surfboats, so when faced by a completely unprecedented uncomfortable set of circumstances, I can draw on the trust, discipline, team work, preparation & learning required to be the best human I can be to get through it with the rest of the world.

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