Even as we compete, we long for connection. We want to win and at the same time, we want someone to share that with. An athlete in flow really wants to be at their best, and for their competitor to be at their best, and to dance with each other in a healthy expression of the power of the human heart. We put obstacles in our own way, for the purpose of overcoming them. But when we overcome them, what we really want, is someone sitting on the sidelines saying, “Good job” Never underestimate the power of human connection. Without each other there would be no competition.