This conversation is pretty typical when I work with athletes. Competition is viewed to be very exciting and very important. When I say it is ‘important’ I mean many athletes view competition as the essence of being an athlete. Athletes choose to be an athlete because they love to compete. Competition is the venue where an athlete gets to publicly demonstrate his skill and provide evidence that he is better than another athlete. And you get only ONE CHANCE to get it right. And IF you get it right, you can be the hero (of the moment). You are a winner.