Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Focus on what goes right


Here is a rough translation from a summary of a seminar for O' coaches in Norway:

Both Hanne [Staff] and Bjornar [Valstad] pointed out that orienteers (and their trainers) focus too much on the few controls that they boom and not enough on the controls they do well.

I think they are absolutely right. We all spend too much time worrying about mistakes. If you stand around at the finish line, the first thing many (most?) of us do is talk about what went wrong. I've always figured that it doesn't matter what goes wrong, just figure out what goes right and do that again.

posted by Michael | 8:27 PM


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