"They must have thought I was crazy"
"Good. The winners will have done something different. So you don't care what people think."
~ Overheard on the Henley Women's Regatta Course
How is this helpful?
It's easy to get caught up in doing everything "right." Not only do we re-check everything, we often want to look in charge and at our best while doing it.
But going the extra mile may not look "perfect."
It might be walking up and down the course whispering out a race to yourself. It may be eating lemons at the start line because they supposedly quench thirst. Sometimes, the crazy details are what set you apart.
"Normal" means mediocre.
And winners will never be mediocre.