“Decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.”
That’s a quotation from Harvard Business Review’s article, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.
Let’s dive right in, here are the 9 things:
- Get specific.
- Seize the moment to act on your goals.
- Know exactly how far you have to go.
- Be a realistic optimist.
- Focus on getting better, rather than being good.
- Have grit.
- Build your willpower muscle.
- Don’t tempt fate.
- Focus on what you will do, not what you won’t do.
How can we use this within our programs?
- In evaluating our coaching staff, to keep us on the right track.
- To empower our players to achieve their goals. This list gives an intangible activity a bit of tangibility.
- Monthly check-ins within the program. Each month within the season, we should revisit goals and training strategies to make sure we’re getting the desired results.