A lot of times players feel like they have all the answers. Players feel like they’re doing everything in their power to be the best they can be, but in reality, this is not true. In this blog post, I’ll give you two tips you need to push yourself to the limits and play at your best!
1. Recognize your complacency
In complacency, growth will never happen. Complacency is easy for players because it's comfortable and familiar. If you think you’re a great passer, it is convenient to go through the motions and never change your output. We always talk about growth and mindset, and the only way growth can happen is through adversity. Adversity will push you out of your comfort zone and have you being vulnerable. This will trigger your fight or flight instincts. Either adapt to what is being presented and push yourself to improve, or you cower under pressure and stay at your same level. We want you to be successful, and we even wrote an in-depth book on what it takes, so make sure you click the blue banner below!
2. When you think you’ve changed and are working harder, do more.
Alright, so we get a lot of messages thanking Quincy and me for helping them improve their game. These are humbling messages and Quincy, and I genuinely appreciate the support. Where we worry is you now get this feeling of accomplishment, that could lead you to feel that you don’t need to continue to improve. You fall back into old patterns of being comfortable and complacent. So you have to tell yourself that it is nice to develop, but you’re far from the end. There isn’t really in the end, and you should always be pushing to improve. If you think you’re working hard and have found success, push more and continue to do extra technical work. Push to the point where you are physically and mentally drained from the training you have put in. This feeling will let you know where the bar is set so if you don’t feel this after every training sessions; then you see for yourself that you didn’t push yourself to the limits. This is what coaches will be able to tell when scouting you, continue to strive for greatness.