We should all have plans for retirements, especially those of us with competitive spirits. For about thirty years I was a competitive athlete, from elementary school, middle and high school, all the way through college and in the NFL. Then I was an NFL coach. I’ve always had a highly competitive nature, setting goals, and going after them, year after year. Then I retired and no longer had the athletic field, but I’m still just as competitive as I ever was.
I love competition and think it makes me sharper and better. So I’ve channeled it into other areas of my life. Here are several ways I continue to keep the competitive juices flowing and some of the benefits.
As funny as it sounds I get pretty competitive while playing board games with my family. So I even get competitive with my kids.
Personal Growth Competition
I still work out quite a bit and I will actually compete with myself. Whether I am walking or riding the bike I find myself pushing myself to continually get better.
Finally, I still view my job as a competitive business. I work for NBC and we want to have the number one show in sports.