We hear it all the time, and most often times immediately when someone encounters failure…I am not good at this.
In a way, this is true. If someone is incompetent in a certain skill it is honest of them to state their deficiency.
The difference makers are the ones who add to this statement with the word, yet.
Those are the people who are determined, committed and have an understanding that we are all a work in progress.
This week we started our ball mastery class at the academy and every person in the class is not a master of the ball…yet.
The mistakes made in this class must to be corrected so when the players practice on their own they will develop good habits. Increasing repetition of doing something wrong will only make it harder to correct later on.
To become a master in anything is an absurd goal that everyone should have. To select and measure the subject of mastery is up to each individual.
It can be the mastery of a parent, master scientist, chess master or a ball master. Regardless, this pursuit will require someone to dedicate a great amount of hours and give his or her maximum effort consistently.
With this goal, each person will learn what is truly important and that is to be committed.
So the next time we feel we are not good at something, we must ask ourselves if we are committed enough to that specific subject and add the word yet…
Yours in soccer,