There Is No Offseason

The following excerpt is from YOU vs YOU by Wayne Mazzoni

"You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature." Les Brown

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." William E. Hickson

Regardless of your age or talent level, it is important that you understand athletics are a full time endeavor. If you are not playing, you are preparing to play. If you are not in formal pracitce, you are lifting weights and conditioning. If you play two or three sports, you are always in season. To become a quality athlete, you need to think of your sport in much grander terms then simply the playing season. How good would Eric Clapton be if he played guitar three months a year when he was first learning? I don't mean that you overdue it to the point of burnout, but that you realize that to become your best at anything, it takes a full time commitment. When one starts a company, do you think they work the typical forty-hours? Not a chance. It takes long days to make any venture a success. Imagine trying to lose weight by eating well three days a week, but horribly on the other four. To compete at the highest of levels requires a full-time effort. If you practice or play simply when you feel like it, that is a hobby, not a complete dedication to the sport. There is nothing with having hobbies, but if you treat your main sport as such, don't be surprised or upset when you don't achieve the results you were seeking. If you don't make a full commitment to WHATEVER it is that you do, you will soon find that the others who are will pass you by.

I emphasized the word WHATEVER for one reason only, replace sport with whatever it is that you are doing. If you don't have full commitment to whatever it is that you are doing, it will suffer. maybe a little or maybe a lot, but it will suffer. Only crazy people like to suffer..are you crazy?

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