Think about this conundrum…
And they consistently choose not to do (X)
A) they do not believe or trust that what you are saying is true…
B) performing better is really not that important to them
As a coach it is probably a good idea to try to figure out the answer to this question, if reaching this player is important.
If the answer is A) then what can you do to improve the trust factor in that player/ coach relationship?
If the answer is B) then what can you do to make that player’s performance more important to him or her?
Most any coach can reach the high achievers… the ones that are easily motivated… the low hanging fruit.
The really good coach tries to reach ALL of their players… even those tough, hard to reach ones… the ones high up in the tree.
You will not reach them all, but in making a great effort you will reach MORE.
As Vince Lombardi said…
“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org