It Wasn’t The Vertical Jump OR The Jumpshot…

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Around a decade ago, when I showed the world how a pro basketball player trains every day via a new video site called YouTube, naturally most of the questions I got were mechanical.

How to dribble.

The best techniques for shooting.

Drills for jumping higher.

This stuff matters. It’s hard to play basketball well when you can’t dribble, shoot, or don’t possess athletic talent (or at least have one of the three, haha). 

But…

None of those is the reason why I was a professional basketball player for nine years. 

This stuff matters. It’s hard to play basketball well when you can’t dribble, shoot, or don’t possess athletic talent (or at least have one of the three, haha).  But… None of those is the reason why I was a professional basketball… Click To Tweet

Yes, I had to sell myself: I went to exposure events and played well.

Built relationships with other players, agents and team managers.

I lived in the weight room and stayed in great shape.

But… there’s a bigger reason for WHY I did all of that stuff.

There were people in my way.

My parents weren’t exactly supportive of my goals of playing pro ball when I graduated college.

They didn’t try to stop me, but they didn’t quite understand how my ambitions made sense. And they let me know about their doubts.

My parents were pretty smart, because, logically speaking, my goals DIDN’T make sense.

The last of my three college coaches drove me out of the school’s basketball program. I sat in the bleachers and watched the games for my last year and a half of college.

These people — parents, coaches, even my former college teammates who now had one-up on me (by being on the team while I was not) — were in my way.

They all represented, on some level, impediments to my hoop dreams and the satisfaction of my ego.

Moving these objects out of my way mattered more to me than how many shots I got up every day in the gym, or how much weight I could squat, or what my body fat percentage was.

Therefore, the internal resources required to do all the necessary stuff to get shots up, lift weights and stay in great shape was EASY for me.

When the internal drive is strong enough, the work is easy.

To make it in basketball, you’ll need some tools. Talent, gym access, and height come to mind. 

But there are more players who have these than there are jobs. You’ll need more than that. 

To make it in basketball, you’ll need some tools. Talent, gym access, and height come to mind.  But there are more players who have these than there are jobs. You’ll need more than that. Click To Tweet

The key to my athletic success was not my resources — it was my REASONS.

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you about the next step: what you do AFTER your drive has helped you achieve a goal, and now you’re looking at yourself asking, “What now???”

By the way, I’ve created a FREE video training to give you the ONE key tip for building what I call the Bulletproof Mindset — plus, I made a special package for you on top of that (because not everyone is even getting this message).

Get the free training and see the package here: http://WorkOnMyGame.com/Bulletproof

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