NO STRAIGHT ANSWERS • HEAD COACH XN'S BLOG

​Head Coach and Next Level founder Christian Matyi – a/k/a "XN" – gives notoriously complex answers to even the most simple of questions.  He'd always rather you "think more" than "know more." So you can only imagine what'll happen when there wasn't any question even asked . . . 

You never know what his many years of coaching will inspire him to claim as "relevant" to your progress. 

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Trying to win is a waste of your talent.

You are not the most important person in this game.  Or ever.  Remember this if your ever want to win.

You are not the most important person in this game.  Or ever.  Remember this if your ever want to win.

You say you want to be the best.
Then be the best example.

You hunger for victory.
Then be victorious over self-serving.

You want to be a world champion.
Then champion something the world needs.

Your job is not to conquer your opponent.  Your job is to challenge them to be great.  

Your job is not to conquer your opponent.  Your job is to challenge them to be great.  

You want to be remembered.
Then remember everyone around you.

You want them to see your greatness.
Then show them what is great within them.

You want to stand tall.
Then you must stand for something.

Do not lose interest in those who do not possess your talents.  For they challenge you to know how to best use them.

Your vanity is deceptive.  It sits close to you, whispering promises into your ears.  It is handsome, charming and sexy.  It promises feasts, but makes you hungry.  It promises you shelter yet leaves you cold.  It promises you love, yet you stay isolated.  And most of all, your vanity wants you to win.

More than anything, your own vanity wants you to win.

Show gratitude for those who admire your work.  For they will show you your worth even when you feel you've failed.

Show gratitude for those who admire your work.  For they will show you your worth even when you feel you've failed.

And it tells you, in it's melodious, seductive voice in your mind, that if you win, you will know yourself better than you do now.  If you win you will see yourself more clearly than you do now.  If you win, you will have all you need, because right now you don't.  

Treasure the help from others.  It is their wisdom which will guide you long after trophies have tarnished.

Treasure the help from others.  It is their wisdom which will guide you long after trophies have tarnished.

And this is how your vanity lies.  And it makes you waste your time chasing symbolic victories, and blinds you to the consternation you put on others.

Let go of winning.  Let go of your vanity.  Compete for the spirit of improvement.  Play for the love of the game. 

And if you do this – if you truly let go of your vain desire to win at all costs and trade it in for your interest in improving the game itself and all who play it – ten you will probably win.

You want to be superhuman.
Then start with being human.

You want to win.
Then let go of the terrible distracting and false lie that says you "need to" win.