Playing sports as a job seems pretty simple, maybe downright easy. You have to be skilled and compete, of course, but at the core it’s still a damn game. How hard can it be?
It’s only when you’re in the trenches, having to show up every day (even in practices) and compete — HARD — against players who are just as good as you, that you realize how much of challenge being “ready to play” is. Competing that hard is mentally and physically taxing, taxing enough that a day off would help — but you don’t get one.
Today’s show is about developing that “ready to play” mentality, and keeping it locked in.
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2:40 Today’s Topic: How to make sure you are always ready to play.
3:20 Reference Lebron James documentary.
6:00 Penn State Abington Basketball Story.
8:01 Point I: You must take every day, opponent, practice, game seriously.
8:20 Reference Tim Grover’s book Relentless.
10:10 Point II: The discipline of professionalism
11:05 Choose to be a professional.
12:08 Reference NBA season.
16:35 Point III: Do not measure yourself by your opponent.
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