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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun

The Internal Game




Growing up I played competitive hockey at a high level. I was a decent enough player but I

don't believe I reached those tiers based on my skill level.


The majority of the teams I would captain, but not because I was the best player on the team

or scored the most goals.


In fact, it was the opposite. As a defenseman I hardly scored any goals at all.


I believe the reason was because it was ingrained in me by my parents to always be the

hardest working player on the ice.


My parents taught me that it didn't matter if we won by 10 goals or lost by 20, the only thing

that mattered was the effort that I put into each shift and every game.


If I was to be the captain, I had to lead by example.


Regardless of the score, I would know I was a winner if I could honestly say to myself that I

gave it my all at the end of the game.


I try to live my life the same way today. Be honest with myself about how I'm doing, give it

my all despite the fear and lead by example.


Every single obstacle may be in your way to get there, but if you can look yourself in the

mirror at the end of the day and take comfort knowing that you are truly doing your best– that

is true success.


With the proper motivation and massive action, you can instantly change the trajectory of

your life. What gets in the way is the story you tell yourself about why you can't achieve it.


At the end of the game, only YOU will know if you really won or lost and it WON’T be based

on the points on the board.


If you’re looking to improve your internal game, reach out to me and let's talk.




Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978



About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.





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