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Don’t compare your practice reel to their highlight reel.

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Don't compare your practice reel to their highlight reel.

That’s just dumb…

ESPN has crafted a 16 billion dollar business by taking an hour and a half- to 2 hours of game footage and condensing it to as little as 30 seconds. Just the highlights. Just the good stuff. The ooohh’s and the aaahhh’s. 

Instagram has done this as well; except we’re the editors, we’re the ones condensing hours and days and months of footage and practice time and hard work and effort and the boring stuff and  the no’s and the lost moments and turning it into one or two images we choose to share. 

The problem is most people don’t realize this. You don’t realize that when You’re going through your feed looking at their friends and people you don’t know and likely will never meet, and you see all the smiles, all the exotic trips and the vacation days, all the opportunities… You don’t realize that this is a highlight reel. A, “Best Of,” a, “Top 10.” And here you are sitting at home in practice mode, in Being mode, comparing your simple game footage to their highlight. And then another’s highlight. Then another’s. Then another’s. 

But it’s the hours spent practicing, falling down, trying new things, over and over again, the stuff in between, that makes the highlights happen. And yes, the highlights happen even if you don’t take a picture of it. I repeat, you don’t have to photograph everything you think is worthy of someone else’s likes, sometimes you just get to experience it for yourself. 

 

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