We are ONE week away from one of the most important weeks of the year! It is the week we get to give back to a game that has given us all so much. We get to teach kids the game we have loved since we were a very young age. We get to go way beyond the basics. We get to get kids fired up over a game they may have never played. We get to introduce young kids to tools that will help them elevate their skills to new heights. We will be awarded countless opportunities to build self-confidence, and we will get to remind ourselves WHY we became coaches in the first place. Next week many nervous campers and parents will arrive at Minges Coliseum unaware of “what’s next” while a passionate and energetic camp staff will await with one objective: TO IMPACT & INFLUENCE.
Watching our current players teach the game and share their skill sets with young campers is a always a pleasure. This mentoring may be the best thing they will do all summer to improve their own game. It could serve as a powerful teaching and learning tool. Summer basketball is the exact place where I learned to teach and coach. It is where most coaches refine their ability to teach the game as well as learn new technology in an effort to better themselves. This is the week we all LEARN, GROW, and THANK the game that has given us so very much. It is the best game in the world! Let’s go have some fun!!
We have a program belief that consistency is the truest measure of performance. Anyone can be great for ONE day, ONE week, or even ONE year. True success lies in the ability to get up each and everyday and repeat the behavior. This is the reason weight loss programs succeed or fail. This is the reason grades run across a full semester. It is a way to teach and test the ability to stick to “it”. As we say in our program….Just KEEP showing up everyday! Personally, I have experienced the greatest production when I have demonstrated the most consistency in my activity. I believe the key to success in business, sports, and relationships is CONSISTENCY! Try it! Do you want a job? Go tell that person or company, “One day I am going to work here.” Go tell them each and everyday.
If you want something bad enough, you will be consistent.
We all wake up each day with a TO-DO list for the urgent items in our lives. We have lists for personal and professional goals of the day. Actually, I even have a to-do list for everyone around me! We get so caught up in DOING that we can lose sight of BEING. “Being” can relate to being … in the moment… being focused on the long term goal… being true to our values … being aware that… IT’S TIME TO GO GET ICE CREAM. We have got to celebrate the small victories of each day and week. Forgetting to celebrate allows small setbacks to put you WAY back. In particular, I learned through losing how to celebrate winning. I have also learned how to organize an effective to-do list.
I am thankful to have received really good advice about goal setting and managing a day. It is so important to set short term, long term, and intermediate goals. As a matter of fact, I have actually developed a handy Pocket Production Planner (“The P-3”) that reminds me what the goals are daily and weekly. It also helps me with any realignment that may be needed along the way. What I have learned during this process is that the goals must align mostly with your to-do list. When you can see that your to-do list matches your long term accomplishment list then you know you are closer to straighten the sting of your life. Please remember that when you accomplish the TO-DO item that results in reaching your major goal, GO GET ICE CREAM!
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