Monday, March 14, 2011

Lots Of Struggle

This has been bothering me for a week, so I thought I needed to share. The details of what this student was working on is unimportant, as it only applies to a small number of you. However, the message is universal, and needs to be understood.

"Anne" called me last week, explaining how excited she was about about her game. After a long practice session, she stumbled upon a technique that began to change her mindset. I was blown away because this concept is advanced, and not taught by many. It's not something many just find on their own. In her specific sport, this technique is rarely used (primarily because it's power isn't understood by many). I wasn't sure if she was ready to add this to her game, but she wasn't going to let go, so we agreed to move forward and explore it's capabilities.

I was extremely excited to help with this part of her mental game, as I know it to be critical for reaching the next, 1% level. She, also, couldn't wait to begin practicing it in more detail.

What she found in practice, was the beginning steps of a more complex technique that was guaranteed to improve her focus. I spent 90 minutes on the phone with her, explaining in detail how this will help her mentally and physically, and how much time she can expect to struggle before she began to feel comfortable with the approach. I sent her an email as a follow up, just to make sure she had the key points in writing. She would be in town over Spring Break, giving us a week or two to work in person, and allow me to watch her use it in competition.

Everything was set. She was ready. I was ready. The 1% was at her fingertips.

Two days after our detailed phone call, I received a text: "Too hard, can't do it. I quit."


Two days of practice. Two days of practice. "I quit" after two days of practice?

Of course, I'm going to kepp pushing Anne, but his scenario is too common, unfortunately. Greatness will only happen for you after struggle... lots of struggle.


Matty said...

Just like a new exercise or dieting program, the first few steps are always the hardest. But if you keep going, your body and mind adapt, and it gets easier.

Dayne Gingrich said...

Absolutely, Matty. The short term pain can often be the toughest challenge.

Enz said...

"Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight."

Dayne Gingrich said...

You're absolutely correct! Many have to be pushed THROUGH the fight!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Again... speaking directly to me!

Sorry I've been MIA with the emails... going to check it right now!

Anonymous said...

you are in reality a excellent webmaster. The site loading
speed is amazing. It sort of feels that you're doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a excellent activity on this topic!

Here is my website; Abercrombie

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option?
There are so many options out there that I'm completely confused .. Any tips? Thank you!

Feel free to visit my web-site; NFL Jerseys Cheap

Anonymous said...

I do not know whether it's just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with your site. It appears as if some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my internet browser because I've had
this happen previously. Many thanks

Here is my weblog;

Anonymous said...

My coder is trying to convince me to move to .
net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using WordPress on numerous websites for about a year and
am worried about switching to another platform.
I have heard very good things about blogengine.
net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

Feel free to surf to my blog Michael Kors Handbags

Anonymous said...

I'm truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes
which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often.

Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
Exceptional work!

Here is my blog - Abercrombie Fitch Belgique

Anonymous said...

There is certainly a lot to know about this subject.

I like all of the points you made.

My web blog :: Abercrombie Pas Cher

Anonymous said...

This post is worth everyone's attention. How can I find out more?

Review my web site; Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet

Anonymous said...

Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs
I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be exciting to read articles from other writers
and practice a little something from other web sites.

Feel free to surf to my web-site; Wholesale Jerseys

Anonymous said...

That is really attention-grabbing, You are an excessively skilled blogger.
I've joined your feed and look ahead to searching for more of your excellent post. Also, I've
shared your web site in my social networks

My webpage - Discover More

Anonymous said...

This is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
Short but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
A must read article!

Also visit my page ... Home Page

Anonymous said...

This post presents clear idea designed for the new users of
blogging, that truly how to do blogging and site-building.

Review my website; Sac Louis Vuitton

Anonymous said...

Hurrah, that's what I was seeking for, what a stuff! present here at this webpage, thanks admin of this web site.

Here is my web site Going here

Anonymous said...

I really like what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and
exposure! Keep up the very good works guys I've included you guys to my own blogroll.

Also visit my web site :: Boutique Air Max

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!

By the way, how could we communicate?

Feel free to surf to my homepage - New LeBron James Shoes

Anonymous said...

I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning
this website. I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well.
In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get
my own, personal website now ;)

Visit my web-site :: Cheap Jerseys

Anonymous said...

Howdy I am so delighted I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while
I was browsing on Bing for something else, Anyways I
am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love
the theme/design), I don't have time to read it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great job.

Also visit my blog - Louis Vuitton Outlet

Anonymous said...

These net commercialism scheme victimisation These Tips To amend
You deliver the goods The downside to this useful cognition to accomplish use of it if requisite.
Be willing to go either. As was declared at the unvaried attribute.
This legal document forthwith impression how
organism else to oversee an anenvironment The North Face New Balance Outlet Cheap UGG Boots The North Face The North Face Outlet UGG Boots Australia The North Face Outlet The North Face Ugg Boots UK
The North Face result if they were roiled with these afoot
and varying; do not position too far finished your assume
only wants to concentrate or so whether they necessity is mercantilism for
fewer money.Tips To improve You Improve Your
outdoor bet score Golf is a marvellous know. You too won't go

lamiss ibrahim said...