Coping with Competition
Using competition butterflies to make your performance better, not worse...
The skydivemag.com team analyzed personality traits at dropzones and the wind tunnels, coming up with these commonalities. Recognize yourself?
We text and drive, for example. We’re used to assessing risk right?!
When we turn down an event we want to do, we’re secretly glad when the weather is pants
We plan on going to an event but we don't let anybody know or register
“Yes I'll come to your event if you find me a rig/a bed for the night/babysitter”
We book our flights really late, and then hate ourselves because they're so expensive
So then we even need to change our last minute flight
With our rentals car, we have to make sure the air bag's functioning correctly
We spend 300 bucks on jumps but baulk at paying $50 for a hotel
We automatically fill our pockets with food from the hotel breakfast buffet – even when not skydiving
Even when not team training we have to tell someone we’re going to the bathroom
Especially when they're right
We know at least one person who’s living proof of the marvels of modern surgery
We’re not sure it’s a realistic investment
Naturally – or we have no credit, or we’re DZ bums
Anywhere around the world the skydiving community looks after its own
Recognizing yourself in 10 or more of the above confirms you’re of skydiver species!