Going for It: Woman Warrior

Learning balance from the beam

"Keep your eyes on your own balance beam!" my gymnastics coach used to bellow when I would become distracted by competitors or teammates running through their own routines to my left and right.

More than a decade has passed since my last gymnastics competition, yet my coach's words remain one of my core rules of personal success.

It is easy to get caught up in the conduct of competitors or even in the progress of those on your own team.  While the distraction may not result in a fall, it can certainly affect your balance.

Alexis Rodich

 |  November 9, 2010; 6:23 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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