How would you rate your self-confidence? When is it at its lowest? When is it at its highest?
If it were a function:
1) The first derivative would be positive.
2) Relative minima occur on days with lessons that don’t go as well as I hoped, bad races, or bad sleep.
3) Relative maxima occur on days with good lessons, unexpected surprises, or sufficient sleep.
4) Absolute minima and maxima happen with the life events that make me laugh and cry.