My mission is to help other athletes perform their best and learn during their athletic journey.
Yes, Sport is about high performances and the best results. The better you perform, the more exposure you get, and the higher are the chances of getting good sponsorships. However, success is different from winning. Coach John Wooden defined success as trying to be the best you can be, and maybe your best effort will not lead to the results you want. He emphasized that success is not about the outcome; instead, it is about the journey. Other great leaders and philosophies also emphasize the process rather than the result.
I also believe the treasure is in the journey. The lessons and opportunities during the athletic career are the gifts we receive from the sport, and it is more useful than trophies. The relationships in sport, winning, and losses; all those valuable experiences teach us to be the better version of ourselves. And if you develop your athletic skills to the maximum capacity, it will bring satisfaction and fulfillment independently of your position in the final ranking.
Because I believe the treasure is in the athletic journey, it gave the name to my sport psychology business, “Athlete’s Treasure.”
Thank you for the opportunity to help you reach your goals
Andrea Dias, MA, ABSP