Do you make it to every practice? Are you always on time? Do you always give your best effort… Do you always do your best work?
What if I told you, guaranteed you, that if you never missed a practice,and never missed a workout, that you would be rewarded at the end of your career with a full ride athletic scholarship? Would you find a way to do it?
What if I said that if all of your teammates did the same thing, I would guarantee a state championship? Would you find a way to make sure that you and all of your teammates held up your end of the bargain?
What if I said that if you went any harder, ran any faster, blocked any longer, finished the drill any quicker… You would be rewarded with a championship or scholarship… Would you do it?
I am sure that the answer to all of these questions would be YES! And if it was yes, then my next question is why aren’t you doing those things then? Because, even though there are no guarantees that you will be rewarded with scholarships and championships if you do these things, it is almost certainly guaranteed that you won’t if you don’t ! Doing these little things, developing these good habits, these championship habits, will make greater success possible.
When you understand how important these “little” things are, most athletes, most competitors can find a way to do it. You have to develop the mindset, the attitude that it IS important… that a million dollars, or a scholarship, or a championship IS riding on it.
Here is the deal… your brain will lie to you. It will tell you that you are tired, that you can’t possibly go any faster or farther… You can’t get that last rep on your heavy hang clean day… You cant possibly make it down the court to block that shot… your brain will try to convince you that it is only ONE practice -being late or missing isn’t THAT big a deal… ALL LIES!
You can do all of these things and more. I have witnessed it countless times when great competitors, young athletes just like you, have done more than they ever thought possible…. Because they beat back that lying lizard brain… That voice that says “I cant” and replaced it with the champions mantra of “I WILL” – And they do it daily until it becomes a habit.
It is not easy… I know… But I also know you can do more … Trust me… Be the best.
Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org